1900 - Born July 1st, 1900 in Germany
1907 - Family moved from a small town to Berlin, Germany
1918 - After turning 18, Katz attended 8 weeks of basic training as a soldier just before the WWI Armistice was signed.
1918-1921 - After one semester of Engineering studies Katz began studying music in Berlin, Germany.
1921 - Katz began studying Musicological Seminary in Freiburg
1926 - Katz received his Ph. D in Musicology
1926-1939 - Katz worked as a music teacher and organist in Freiburg. He then founded the Freiburg Music Seminary.
1926 - Katz married Adelheid Soltau with which he had three children, Hannah, Klaus, and a child that died in infancy. Katz and Soltau separated before he left Germany.
1936 - Katz received the International Hausermann Composition Prize in Zurich, Switzerland
1939 - Katz immigrated to England, two weeks before WWII began
1940 - Katz married Hannah Labus, M.D. and was released from internment to teach music to children in Shropshire
1943 - Katz immigrated to New York City
1944 - 1959 - Katz worked as a teacher at the New York college of Music, City College of New York, and New School. Katz became the chairman of the composition department.
1959 - Katz moved to Santa Barbara, California
1973 - Katz died on July 30th, 1973
Courtesy of The American Recorder [www.americanrecorder.org].