Stephan Zippe, born in 1972 in Amberg (Germany), studied Catholic church music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich from 1992 to 1997. He specialized in Gregorian Chant with Johannes B. Göschl. From 1998 to 2003 he worked at the Moosburg cathedral, near Munich where he organized the various choral groups of the cathedral in a voice school. In 1999 he was appointed musical curator of the Moosburg Deanery in the archdiocese Munich and Freising.
In 2006 he became Professor for Gregorian Chant at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. There he founded the Schola Cantorum München, an ensemble that, under his conduction, regularly performs in Germany and abroad. From 2013, parallel to his academic activity, he assumed the office of Deputy Director of Diocesan Music, in the archdiocese Munich and Freising. One of the main duties of this office consists in the education of singers for the liturgy in the “Münchener Kantorenschule“(Liturgic Chant School Munich). He is co-editor of the psalm songbook “Münchener Kantorale“.
For many years, Zippe has been a member of AISCGre, and he is particularly concerned with melodic restitution and co-editor of the “Beiträge zur Gregorianik” as well as of Graduale Novum. Since 2011 he has been chairman of the German-speaking section of the Association.