Scott Hanoian, conductor and music director of the Oakland Choral Society, is the eighth Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. As Director of Music, he directs the church’s Choir of Men and Boys, Choir of Men and Girls, and the Christ Church Chorale in addition to overseeing the yearly concert series. Mr. Hanoian is active as an organist, accompanist, continuo artist, conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest clinician.

As an organist and conductor, Mr. Hanoian has performed concerts throughout the United States and has accompanied choirs on their trips to Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, and France. Mr. Hanoian has performed in evensongs and concerts throughout the United State, England, Wales, France, Italy, and Ireland.

Before moving to Grosse Pointe, Mr. Hanoian was the Assistant Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral where he played the organ for many services including the funerals for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. In addition, Mr. Hanoian directed the training choir and founded and conducted Cathedral Voices, the Cathedral’s volunteer service choir.
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Mr. Hanoian completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan, having received degrees in choral conducting, organ performance and church music. A student of Robert Glasgow, Jerry Blackstone and Theodore Morrison, Mr. Hanoian accompanied and conducted several choirs and musical organizations at the University of Michigan in rehearsals, performances and recordings. Mr. Hanoian attended high school in northern Michigan at the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied organ performance with Robert Murphy.

In addition to his work with the Oakland Choral Society, Mr. Hanoian serves on the faculty at Wayne State University where he conducts the university’s Choral Union.

Mr. Hanoian has recorded the complete organ works of Johannes Brahms for the JAV label on the Great Organ of Washington National Cathedral. The recording is available for purchase at