About us

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, Fall and Spring, at the Coppell Arts Center.  We also have a Holiday Concert in December and a Community Concert in February, at varied locations in Coppell. 


Our Mission:

  • 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 second season as the Artistic Director of the Coppell Community Chorale. She is currently in her 13th 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: Nathan Benavides 

Nathan Benavides has been teaching choral music for 14 years at the middle and high school level. His choirs have gained consistent success through-out his career.  In 2015, Mr. Benavides was named the Head Choir Director at Paschal High School. Mr. Benavides has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Texas-San Antonio. He received his Master's Degree in Conducting from Long Island University-CW Post in 2015 under the tutelage of Dr. Mark Shapiro. He is a member of ACDA, TCDA, and TMEA and enjoys singing professionally as a section leader with FUMC Fort Worth and chamber ensembles such as the Highland Park Chorale, adjudicating, and mentoring fellow musicians. His Boxer, Cadence, serves as the official mascot of the Paschal Choir Department. 



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

Bethany Henze


Jon Wilson

Vice President - Outreach

Deb Wood

Vice President - Membership


Cathy Nelson


Cate Gussio


Lori Wilson


Soprano Section Rep.

Ashley Mouton

Show Production

Children's Chorus Operations Officer

Cyndi Shinn

Member Care

Amy Ruppersburg

Alto Section Rep.

Elodie Camaret

Tenor/Bass Section Rep.