John Repulski, Liaison to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of The Episcopal Church
John Repulski is Director of Music at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, MI, (a suburb of Detroit).
Located on the grounds of the prestigious Cranbrook Education Community, CCC
is the largest Episcopal congregation in Michigan and is home to a magnificent 4-manual 84 rank Mander/Skinner organ.
In addition to serving as principal organist, John directs the highly regarded Christ Church Cranbrook Choir, manages a vigorous concert series, oversees a staff of supporting musicians.
John is currently serving a six year term on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal church and served as host and coordinator for "Everybody Sings!"--The SCLM Consultation on Music and Liturgy in August 2012.
Before arriving at CCC, he served as music director at other Episcopal and Lutheran churches; most notable was his tenure as associate organist at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Denver.
other church music appointments have been St. Paul Lutheran Church
in Denver Trinity Episcopal in Bloomington, IN and Church of the Nativity Episcopal Church
in Indianapolis John served as senior adjunct faculty at Iliff School
of Theology in Denver teaching courses in music and liturgy with Tom Troeger . He
holds a Master's Degree in Organ and Church Music from Indiana University studying organ with Marilyn Keiser; and a Masters in Theory and Composition from Butler University.
Throughout his 40 years of church music work, John has been involved in leadership in a number of conferences including the prestigious Evergreen Church Music Conference where he was the coordinator for several years, the Leadership Program for Musicians' Summer Conference, and the Mississippi Conference on Liturgy and Music.
In addition to being a conductor, organ recitalist, pianist, and liturgist, he is also a published composer, arranger, and producer/recording engineer for choral recording projects.
is best known for his
innovative and eclectic approach to church music and his
ability to incorporate a wide variety of musical styles into the liturgical setting.