MICHAEL J. PIETRANCZYK
Michael Pietranczyk, a native of Chicago Illinois, was appointed Director of Music at Orchard Park Church in January 2003. He has served numerous congregations as organist, choir director, handbell director and composer since age thirteen. He made the decision at an early age to devote his life to working as a church musician and promoting the advancement of quality sacred music and the use of organ in worship. He received his training in organ and sacred music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, and Indiana University, where he also held the appointment of Associate Instructor of Organ. He has composed anthems, hymns and service music for his congregations, is published with Paraclete Press and is an inductee to the Phi Chapter of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary Society.
Michael oversees all aspects of the OPPC Music Ministry including choral and instrumental programs such as – The Sanctuary Choir, Chancel Ringers, Bell Canto, Choristers, Brass ensemble – as well serving as the church organist and Director of the Contemporary Praise Band.