Michael F. Tietz, Music Director and Principal Conductor of The Broadway Bach Ensemble, has long been active in many types of musical endeavors. Starting out musical life as a ‘cellist, he has played (and still plays) in numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in the New York metropolitan area.
After studying at the High School of Music and Art and Yale University, he attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he made his conducting debut and founded the Law School Light Opera Company. Once in New York, he became a member of the Village Light Opera Group, serving at various times as assistant music director, member of the stage company, and pit-orchestra ‘cellist.
Mr. Tietz began conducting orchestral works in 1979 and founded The Broadway Bach Ensemble in 1985.