Music Staff

Scott Hanoian
Associate for Worship and Liturgy
Director of Music and Organist

Scott Hanoian joined Christ Church as the 8th Director of Music and Organist in 2007 and is responsible for continuing the tradition of musical excellence at Christ Church Grosse Pointe.  As the Director of Music, Mr. Hanoian directs the church's three liturgical choirs, the Choir of Men and Boys, the Choir of Men and Girls, the Christ Church Schola, as well as the Christ Church Chorale, and oversees the yearly concert series.  Mr. Hanoian is also an active organist, accompanist, continuo artist, conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest clinician.
Jackson Merrill
Interim Assistant Director of Music and Organist


Jackson is a graduate student in organ performance at the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Marilyn Mason Scholarship, the Patricia Barret Ludlow Memorial Scholarship in Organ, and the Chris Schroeder Graduate Fellowship. He came to Michigan from Hartford, Connecticut where he was Organist and Director of Music Ministries at Trinity Church, Music Director for The Choir School of Hartford, and Choral Director of Trinity Academy. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Jacksonville University where he was awarded such honors as the Harvey Scholl Prize in Piano and the Excellence in Performance Award. Recently, Jackson was honored by The Diapason (a publication designed for organists and organ builders) as a member of their "20 under 30 Class of 2021" which "recognizes young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music.”