Pepper Choplin is a full-time composer, conductor, and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. Beginning his music training at the age of four, Pepper grew up singing and playing piano, trumpet, guitar, and banjo. With a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he went on to earn a Master of Music degree in composition from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
With a diverse musical background, Choplin's compositions incorporate varied styles such as folk, gospel, classical, and jazz. His published works include more than 230 anthems for church and school choirs, 13 church cantatas, and a book of piano compositions. His anthems consistently appear in the top-seller lists of publishers and distributors. Since 1991, his choral music has sold several million copies.
Choplin travels to many churches and conferences to share his compositions, to conduct, and to entertain. Beyond his choral music, Choplin has produced two humorous CDs and an inspirational recording. In his solo concerts, he moves audiences with his powerful ballads and his zany humor.
Currently, Choplin attends Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he served as music minister for 22 years. There in his hometown, Choplin has conducted several mass performances of his Easter and Christmas cantatas in Meymandi Auditorium, home to the North Carolina Symphony, with more than two hundred voices and full orchestra.
Pepper Choplin is a full-time composer, conductor, and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. He incorporates diverse musical styles such as folk, classical, and jazz in his compositions. He has served as music minister at Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, for 22 years.