Music Staff Bios
Stephen Tappe, Director of Music and Organist
Stephen Tappe is a composer, conductor, organist, liturgist, and choral clinician. As a choir trainer, his specialty is working with boy choirs and girl choirs. He was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver, in 2004. Degrees in Composition, Organ Performance, and Liturgy were earned at the Hartt School of Music, the Yale School of Music, and the Yale Divinity School, respectively.
Mr. Tappe has served, in various official capacities, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Royal School of Church Music in America, the American Guild of Organists, the American Boychoir, and the General Board of Examining Chaplains of the Episcopal Church. He feels particularly honored to have managed three organ restoration projects - a 1929 IV/49 E. M. Skinner, an 1869 II/14 E. & G. G. Hook, and a 1938 IV/96 W. W. Kimball.
Lyn Loewi, Assistant Organist
Lyn Loewi studied organ with John Rodland, Marilyn Mason, Herbert Nanney. Almut Roessler, and Marie-Claire Alain. She completed her D.M.A. at Stanford University in 1983, and holds a unanimous First Prize in Organ from the French National Conservatory. In addition to her many years as a church musician, she has been the organist of the Oregon Symphony and taught at the University of Minnesota, Portland State University, and Lewis and Clark College.
Alberto Gutierrez, Music Administrator
Alberto Gutierrez has served symphony orchestras for more than 20 years, covering all the facets of artistic planning and operations from small to large budget orchestras. Alberto currently consults as artistic advisor for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and recently with the Nashville Symphony. He has served as vice president of artistic administration with the Colorado Symphony, general manager of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and in operations positions with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the San Antonio and Portland symphony orchestras. Alberto started out in the orchestra field with the League of American Orchestras where he managed the Youth Orchestra Division and the Music Assistance Fund, a scholarship program for aspiring orchestral musicians of African American descent. Married to violinist Margaret Soper Gutierrez, they have two children, a girl and a boy.