Rens Tienstra is a composer, orchestral and choral conductor, musicologist, orchestrator, teacher and programmer. His musical practice encompasses the entire treasure trove of musical history, ranging from the oldest known notations to newly written compositions.

He holds a Master of Music degree (Amsterdam Conservatory), a Master of Arts degree (Birmingham University) and a magna cum laude doctoral degree in Musicology (Folkwang University Essen).  


Tienstra’s books reflect his abiding interest in both the theory and performance of Gregorian Chant. Click on one of the covers below for more information or visit his website.