Kip Coerper ChM. – Organist/Choirmaster
Kip moved to Skaneateles in 2010. In addition to his duties planning and leading the the music of the traditional Sunday morning service at St. James’, Kip plays the keyboard and sings at the contemporary service and he is also coordinator of St. James’ environmental ministry – CreationCARE. He also has several piano, organ, and voice students.
After graduating from the College of Wooster in Ohio with a Bachelor of Music degree(majoring in organ and choral conducting), he spent three years developing a music program at Suffield Academy in Connecticut and as organist at a Baptist Church. Later he taught for 16 years at Porter-
Kip is also Music Director for the local community singing group of 70 singers, The MasterWorks Chorale of CNY. He believes passionately that anyone who desires can learn to be a competent singer.
Thus the St. James’ Choir welcomes anyone who has a passion to sing God’s praises and wants to help lead worship.
“Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God! Ps. 147:1