A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Stephen Rapp has held Episcopal church positions at St. Paul’s on the Green, Norwalk, Connecticut and Christ’s Church, Rye, New York before serving St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stamford, Connecticut. Assistant Organist for over eight years at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York until March 2020, he has simultaneously been Director of Music and Organist at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the Bronx’s Little Italy where he just completed six years there this month.
Consultant since January 2021 on the Bigelow Opus 44 organ going into Epiphany 351, he will begin as Interim Organist and Choir Director at The Church of the Epiphany on Monday, January 24.
Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Yale School of Music with certificates from the Institute of Sacred Music. In addition he studied at the Cologne Conservatory under the auspices of a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) grant and holds the AAGO (Associate of the American Guild of Organist) certificate. He is a noted collaborator and soloist at the organ, harpsichord and piano both in the US and abroad.
“Please pray for me as I pray for Epiphany as you go through this exciting juncture in your parish’s life!”
Pronouns: he, him, his