Joseph Ripka is Director of Music and organist at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School in Phoenix, AZ. At All Saints’, he directs an active music program, which includes adult and children’s choirs. He received the prestigious Artist Diploma in organ from the Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with James David Christie and holds Master of Music degrees in piano and organ performance from the University of Kansas and completed a second master's degree at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where he studied with Martin Jean.
Joseph has won several prizes nationally and internationally including first prize in the 2008 Dublin International Organ Competition and the 2008 Fort Wayne National Organ Competition, and was a finalist in the Prague, Nijmegen, and Erfurt competitions. He is also an active international recitalist having been engaged for performances at St Paul’s London, Bavo Kerk Haarlem, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, Kings College Cambridge, St George Windsor, Magdalene College Oxford, and St Patrick’s Dublin among others. Joseph has performed with the New World Symphony, the Boston Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Benjamin Zander, and Alan Gilbert. www.josephripkaorganist.com