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Neil Stipp is a music teacher, concert
organist, author, and award-winning
composer.   His music has been heard
throughout the United States, and in
Canada, Norway, Brazil, Argentina, Chile,
Italy, among others.  He has served as
organist at various churches, primarily in
the California southland, for over 40
continuous  years.  

Neil received a doctorate in organ
performance in June 2003.  The schools
he graduated from are UCLA (full
scholarship), USC, and Biola University.

Dr. Stipp has won the ASCAPlus award
for the prestige value of the catalog of his
composed works each of the last
years.  He teaches organ and is the
college organist at Whittier College, and
is the organist at First Presbyterian
Church and Grace Lutheran Church both
in Covina, CA.  He is also employed by
Nogales High School, Sky Mountain
Charter School, and Gorman Learning

Winner of first prize in the 2010
AGO/ECS publishing award in choral
composition for the anthem "May Your
Life Be Filled With Gladness," Neil's
work is published by EC Schirmer, and
was premiered on 7/5/10 by the Heritage
Signature Chorale at the AGO convention
in Washington D.C.  To see the score and
hear the work, click on here:
"May Your Life"
and click on "Listen" at the top left for
the audio if you have Adobe Reader 6 or
better. Scores can be ordered through

An article about Neil and his career and
family appears in the Glendoran
Magazine, Jul/Aug 2009 issue.

Neil has performed organ concerts on
both the East and West Coasts,  solo
work  in Scandinavia and Alaska, and
accompanied a choir on the stage of
Carnegie Hall in New York City.

"If you are a painter or a poet or a
musician or an actor—you carry within
you a prize of great worth.  [If you do
not create], you must learn to love one of
the arts in a way that allows the power of
another’s creation to come alive within
you. Once you love an art enough that
you can be taken up in it, you are able to
experience an echo of the great creative
act that mysteriously has given life to us
— Kent Nerburn, in Letters to My Son
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Artistry = The gift that gives the believer the
skill of creating artistic expressions that
produce a spiritual response of strength and
inspiration.  -- ELCA

"The happiest people don't necessarily have
the best of everything; they just make the
best of everything they have." (Anonymous)

"Service is the gift that enables a believer to
work gladly behind the scenes in order that
God's work is fulfilled." (Unknown, probably
from a believer who worked gladly behind
the scenes.)

"It is better to lose an argument to a wise
person, than to win an argument in the face
of a fool." (Anonymous -- what a great quote!)

"It's not the critic who counts, not the man
who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or when the doer of deeds could have done
better.  The credit belongs to the man who is
actually in the arena; whose face is marred by
dust and sweat and blood; who strives
valiantly; who errs and comes short again and
again; who know the great enthusiasms, the
great devotions and spends himself in a
worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the
end the triumph of high achievement; and who
at the worst if he fails, at least fails daring
greatly, so that his place shall never be with
those cold and timid souls who know neither
victory or defeat." ---  Theodore Roosevelt