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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, Canada,
and in Europe.  He has served as organist
at various churches, primarily in the
California southland, for over 40
continuous  years.  

His highest academic achievement is a
doctorate in organ performance in June
2003.  The schools he graduated from
are UCLA (doctorate and full
scholarship), USC (master's), and Biola
University (bachelor's).

Winner of the ASCAPlus award in
different years, including 201
8, for the
prestige value of the catalog of his
composed works, he also teaches organ
and is the college organist at Whittier
College, and is the organist at Immanuel
First Lutheran Church in West Covina,
CA.  He is also employed by Sky
Mountain Charter School, and Gorman
Learning Center.

Winner of first prize in the international
2010 AGO/ECS choral composition
competition for the anthem "May Your
Life Be Filled With Gladness," his 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 hear the work
(MP3) and/or buy the score, click on the
tab "MP3 Preview" after clicking on
"May Your Life"

He 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