An accomplished recitalist, Tim 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 was a featured performer at the 2002 R.C.C.O National Convention 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. 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 he holds the Fellowship diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Other significant teachers have included Giles Bryant, John Tuttle, William Porter (improvisation) and Barbara Lister-Sink (piano).
Since 2017, Tim has been Interim Director of Music at Church of the Holy Apostles in New York City. From 2010-2015, he was Director of Music at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Under his leadership, the choir developed into a highly refined ensemble; both CD recordings made at the cathedral under his leadership were nationally broadcast and in 2013 the choir spent a highly successful week as choir-in-residence at Exeter Cathedral. 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.
Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary. Tim Pyper, conductor
Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary. Live recording. Tim Pyper, conductor; Tristan Wright, organist
Tim Pyper, organist. Recorded live in concert on the 1871 Henry Willis organ, Örgryte Nya kyrka, Gothenburg, Sweden
Tim Pyper, organist. Recorded live in concert on the Fisk Organ, Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York