CHOIR DIRECTORS

                    Current Director
Humberto Herrera Vargas , M.A.

2017- FESTIVALS AND COMPETITIONS 2018 NASSA Festival Toledo, USA Ranking: Silver 2017
Eidg. Jodlerfest Brig, Switzerland Ranking: Class 2 - Good

Humberto joined the Yodel Club Heimattreu as Artistic Choir Director at the beginning of 2017. The choir will benefit from Humberto's wealth of artistic experience, which includes: Orchestra Director in Residence of the First Alliance Church; and Assistant Choir Director of the First Alliance Church Choir; Choral Master Director, Le Portrail Church in Laval Quebec Orchestra and Choir Director MCI Christian Church Montreal Humberto has a Master’s Degree in Symphony Orchestra Conducting from the University of Montreal, a Bachelor of Bassoon degree from the National School of Music in Mexico City and a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. Humberto is a Canadian citizen and speaks English, Spanish and French.

 
            Past Directors
Marian Jordan Hamilton 2010 - 2016
FESTIVALS AND COMPETITIONS 2015 NASSA Festival New Glarus, USA Ranking: Silver
2014 Eidg. Jodlerfest Davos, Switzerland Ranking: Class 2 - Good
2012 NASSA Festival Kitchener, Ont. Canada Ranking: Silver 2011
Eidg. Jodlerfest Interlaken, Switzerland Ranking: Class 3 - Satisfactory

Andrew Bolen 2004 - 2009
FESTIVALS AND COMPETITIONS
2009 NASSA Festival Banff, Canada Mass Choir Director - not in competition
2008 Eidg. Jodlerfest Luzern, Switzerland Ranking: Class 1 - Very good
2006 NASSA Festival Toledo, USA Ranking: Silver 2005
Eidg. Jodlerfest Aarau, Switzerland Ranking: Class 2 - Good

Anne Stollbert 1988 - 2003 / Ehrenmitglied
FESTIVALS AND COMPETITIONS 2003 NASSA Festival New Glarus Wisconsin, USA
2002 Eidg. Jodlerfest Fribourg, Switzerland Ranking: Class 2 - Good
2000 NASSA Festival Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1999 Eidg. Jodlerfest Frauenfeld, Switzerland Ranking: Class 1 - Very Good
1997 NASSA Festival Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, USA
1996 Eidg. Jodlerfest Thun, Switzerland Ranking: Class 1 - Very Good
1994 NASSA Festival Ottawa. Ont. Canada
1991 NASSA Festival Columbus, Ohio, USA 1988
NASSA Festival Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jim Cummings 1982 - 1987
FESTIVALS AND COMPETITIONS
1985 NASSA Festival Milwaukee, WI, USA
1982 NASSA Festival Toledo, Ohio, USA

Marlies Ruethemann 1977 - 1981 1st Music Director

Swiss based Advisors and Instructors:
Christina Wanner - Ehrenmitglied
Involvement:
1996 April - Yodeling and Choir Workshop in Calgary to prepare for Eidg. Jodlerfest in Thun
2005 May - Yodeling and Choir Workshop in Calgary to prepare for Eidg. Jodlerfest in Aarau 2006 June - Yodeling and Choir Workshop in Calgary
2009 June - Jury member at swissfest09 the NASSA competition singing in Banff, Canada

Marianne Weingart 
Involvement: 2010 August - Choir Workshop in Calgary 2012 November - 4 Day Yodeling Workshop in Banff

Beat von Holzen:
Involvement: 2016 October 15 and 16 - Choir Workshop in Calgary