The long and impressive career of Dr. Christoph Tietze, Director of Music at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, makes for an interview that covers a lot of ground, including helpful tips for improving one’s improvisation skills, steps to take if you’re thinking about building a choir school, and an overview of his project on creating a collection of introits for congregational singing.

To learn more about Dr. Tietze and his work at the cathedral, visit:

Find out more about the St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir School at St. Brigid School here: 

If you’re interested in Dr. Tietze’s Organ Improvisation Seminar this summer with the Catholic Institute of Sacred Music, you can learn more here: