Stephen Tappe holds a Bachelor of Music degree in composition with honors from the Hartt College of Music, a Master of Music degree in organ performance from the Yale School of Music and a Master of Art in Religion degree from the Yale Divinity School. He was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Saint Johnís Cathedral in Denver in 2004. Mr. Tappe has served a variety of churches and institutions including All Saintsí Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, CA, Harvard School for Boys, North Hollywood, CA, Trinity Episcopal Church, Asheville, NC, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, FL, Lincoln Cathedral (UK), the American Boychoir, and Trinity Episcopal Church and the Tulsa Boy Singers in Tulsa, OK. He has served as Competition Adjudicator for the Florida International Boychoir Festival with Sir David Willcocks, as a Choral Clinician for the American Choral Directors Association, and as a manager of annual summer Training Courses of the Royal School of Church Music in America for many years. He has choral works represented in the catalogues of several publishing houses.