Assistant Director of Music & Organist
Clayton Farmer joined the music staff of Christ Church Cranbrook in summer of 2022, where he assists with planning, accompanying, and directing our choirs. He completed his undergraduate degree in Organ Performance from the University of Michigan last spring, where he studied with Kola Owalabi, James Kibbie, and Todd Wilson. Clayton was a winner of the AGO Great Lakes Regional Competition for Young Organists in 2021. He grew up in Ann Arbor, during which time he was a 13-year member of the Ann Arbor Boychoir and developed a love for music education and church music. Outside of his musical work, Clayton tutors academics as a volunteer mentor at Crescendo Detroit, an organization generating musical, educational, and social opportunities for kids in Detroit. In his spare time, Clayton enjoys reading non-fiction books and playing card games.