Christian Hertzog studied composition with George Crumb, Brian Ferneyhough, Robert Erickson, and Morton Feldman. He studied piano with Cecil Lytle and Aleck Karis. He has been hired by or collaborated with many local performing arts institutions, including the La Jolla Playhouse, SUSHI, Sledgehammer, Isaacs and McCaleb Dance, and City Moves. From 1995-2000 he was the executive director for San Diego New Music. In recent years, he has been a keyboardist with the Geisel Library Toy Piano Ensemble and the Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra. He has won multiple awards from the San Diego Press Club for his SanDiego.com reviews. He is grateful that your tax dollars paid for him to attend the 2010 NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera.