Tim Pyper

Tim Pyper has served as Director of Music at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary, since 2010. Under his leadership, the choir has developed into a highly refined ensemble, giving the North American premiere of David Briggs’ Messe pour Saint Sulpice with the composer at the organ. Portions of the choir’s 2012 CD Into One Harmony were broadcast on CBC’s Choral Concert and in 2013 the choir spent a highly successful week as choir-in-residence at Exeter Cathedral. Dr. Pyper’s previous church appointments include tenures as Assistant Organist at St. James' Cathedral, Toronto and Organist of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rochester, New York.

Dr. Pyper holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cornell University (2011) where he studied with Annette Richards and David Yearsley. His dissertation focused on the performance practice of early 20th-century English organ music. He received his B.M., M.M. and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music as a student of David Higgs and holds the Fellowship diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Other significant teachers have included Giles Bryant, John Tuttle, William Porter and Barbara Lister-Sink.

An accomplished recitalist, Dr. Pyper has won First Prize in numerous regional and national organ competitions including the Arthur Poister Memorial Competition (2008), and the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ National Competition (2001). He performed at the A.G.O. Philadelphia National Convention as part of the "Rising Stars" series and in 2002 was a featured performer at the R.C.C.O National Convention. His solo recitals have been broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and by National Public Radio’s Pipedreams.

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