David Hatt has been Assistant Cathedral Organist at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco since 1998. He holds an MA degree from UC Riverside and studied organ with Raymond Boese and composition with Barney Childs. In 2004, Dave presented the opening concert of the 47th Conference of the College Music Society. He has appeared three times with the San Francisco Symphony. His transcription of the David N. Johnson Trumpet Tune in B-flat has been published by Augsburg Fortress. Other compositions have been published by Wayne Leupold Editions and Darcey Press. He is a former Dean of the San Jose Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is also the founder of the Bay Area Reger Festival, which in 2008 sponsored the phenomenal Isabelle Demers in her first West Coast appearances. He has been a Federal employee for 33 years and lately has become an accomplished rescuer of feral cats.