The Coppell Community Chorale (CCC) is a volunteer-based, non-profit arts organization. As one of Coppell's oldest community organizations, the Chorale enriches and educates the Coppell community by demonstrating outstanding leadership in the performance and preservation of choral music. We are comprised of residents of Coppell and surrounding areas. We present two themed concerts per year, in November and May, at the Coppell Center for the Arts. We also have a Holiday Concert in December and a Community Concert in February, at varied locations in Coppell.
To promote, support and sustain interest in choral music by providing opportunities for singers of all ability levels to learn and perform under the direction of professional musicians.
To enrich and inspire the lives of members and audiences by presenting diverse, challenging and eclectic choral concerts to entertain and inspire our audiences and members.
To lead the Coppell arts community through performance, collaboration and outreach.
In Addition, our select group, the Variations of the Coppell Community Chorale, performs at various local venues and events throughout the year. We hope to see you soon!
Interested in joining us? Learn more about Membership.
ARTISTIC Director: allison hartzell
Allison Hartzell is in her first season as the Artistic Director of the Coppell Community Chorale. She is currently in her 12th year as the choral director at Coppell Middle School West. Under her direction, the West choirs consistently receive Superior and Best in Class ratings at state and local competitions. She has served as the Region XX MS Vocal Coordinator, West Fine Arts Department Chair, is an active choral adjudicator and holds memberships with TMEA, TMAA, ACDA, and TCDA. Mrs. Hartzell is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice and Music Education. She was a member of the UNT Concert Choir, Grand Chorus, Student Chapter of ACDA, and the Vice President and Co-Founder of the North Texas Student Music Educators Association.
Allison grew up in the Houston area and was a member of her high school's choir, band, and theatre programs. She has been singing since the age of 4 and knew from then on she had found her calling. Allison lives in Coppell with her husband Rick and children Madison and Hunter.
Variations Director: ricky mitchell
Ricky most recently served as the Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Coppell, including director of their youth Broadway musicals. Prior to that he was at FUMC-Irving in the same role. He previously served as Executive Director of Student Programs at Grand Prairie ISD as well as a variety of administrative positions at Lamesa ISD. He served as Director of Bands at Big Spring HS (twice State Marching Band competitors) and other west Texas schools. A graduate of Texas Tech, he has extensive church choir, community choir, band, and theatre experience. Ricky also a member of the Chorale, alongside his wife, Pam.
ACCOMPANIST: CAROLINE MAAS
Caroline (Martin) Maas started taking piano lessons in the 2nd grade. She got her introduction into accompanying in 6th grade, where she accompanied one song per concert and continued to do so throughout junior high and high school. Caroline also accompanied solos and ensembles, the show choir, and directed and accompanied the children’s choir at her church.
Caroline got her Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education (with a math concentration) from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL in 1997. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas, TX and began teaching middle school math, then high school. Even though Caroline has always taught math, she still continued to be involved in the music program at each school by accompanying the choir for concerts and UIL contests and helping with solos for both band and choir.
Caroline joined the Coppell Community Chorale in 2000. Caroline currently teaches at Western Hills High School in Fort Worth and serves as Music Associate at Ridglea Presbyterian Church where she sings and plays in the praise band, sings in the Chancel Choir, and co-directs the Cherub Choir of 3 to 7 year olds! When Caroline is not working, she enjoys spending time with her new husband Jody, and chauffeuring her kids around to all their various activities.
CCC Board of Directors
Alto Section Rep.
Tenor/Bass Section Rep.
Soprano Section Rep.