Dr. Timothy Pyper

Tim Pyper was named Director of Music at Church of the Holy Apostles as of January 2019; originally joining the staff as the Interim Director of Music in 2017. From 2010-2015, he was Director of Music at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Calgary, Canada; while there, he conducted two nationally-broadcast recordings and toured with the choir to the UK. His previous church appointments include tenures as Assistant Organist at St. James’ Cathedral, Toronto and Organist of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rochester, New York.

An accomplished recitalist, Tim Pyper has won First Prize in numerous regional and national organ competitions including the Arthur Poister Memorial Competition and the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ National Competition. He has been a featured performer and presenter at RCCO National Conventions and was described by The American Organist as possessing “effortless technique and sensitive musicality.” His solo recitals have been aired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and by National Public Radio’s Pipedreams

Tim holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cornell University where he studied with Annette Richards and David Yearsley. He received his B.M., M.M. and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music as a student of David Higgs and he holds the Fellowship diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He is also an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.