Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. He is director of cathedral music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; music director of the Oratorio Society of New York; and music director of Musica Sacra, New York’s longest continuously performing professional chorus.
In addition, Tritle is director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music and is a member of the graduate faculty at Juilliard. He is also the organist of the New York Philharmonic and Chair of the Organ Department at the Manhattan School of Music.
Tritle founded the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series at New York’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, and led it to great acclaim from 1989-2011. From 1996-2004, he was music director of New York’s Dessoff Choirs. He hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle, a weekly program on New York’s WQXR, from 2010-14 and his discography includes recordings on the Telarc, AMDG, Epiphany, Gothic, Pro Organo, VAI, and MSR Classics labels.
A native of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Juilliard in organ performance and choral conducting. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Tritle has been a faculty member since 1996.