Pepper hires new sacred music editor


Exton, PA – J. W. Pepper announces the hiring of Christopher Titko to the position of Sacred Music Editor.  Mr. Titko has served numerous denominations, in a full-time and part-time capacity, over his 35 years of music ministry.

DSC_1564He has directed vocal and handbell choirs in churches, and has conducted major works in concert including: Mozart’s  Requiem, Rutter’s Requiem and Magnificat, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah. He has also conducted adult and children’s community choruses in performances of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Donald Fraser’s Christmas Symphony.

Christopher’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Music degree in sacred music from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Indiana University, Bloomington. He pursued further graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

He has also served as the accompanist for numerous choral organizations in Florida, Arkansas and New Jersey, including the Princeton Pro Musica. He occasionally gives organ recitals; most recently he performed for the Princeton University Chapel Noontime Series.

“We are thrilled to have Chris as part of our product evaluation team,” says, Linda Schmidt, Vice President of Choral Product Sales for J.W. Pepper.  “His passion for sacred music  will be an invaluable asset to our company.”

Chris currently serves as Director of Music at Packanack Community Church, Wayne, New Jersey.

For more information about this press release, contact Mary Rogelstad at 610-648-0500 x2267 or


About J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. Founded in 1876, J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is the largest sheet music retailer in the world, celebrating over 140 years of customer service and devotion to music and music education. In addition to providing music accessories, various music software products, and music for state contests and music festivals, Pepper also offers choral, band, orchestra, church, classroom, instrumental, piano, and vocal music to directors, teachers, and other professional musicians around the world. The company provides its products and services through its 12 stores across the U.S. and online.




Brendan Lyons
Brendan started at Pepper in 2012 and currently works in the Marketing department as a copywriter. A graduate of Villanova University, Brendan has been a musician for over twenty years. He is also an author, using his talents at Pepper to bring the knowledge of our experienced staff to our customers.

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