Studying piano since he was 6, Kurt started professionally gigging at the age of 14 with a local band in Joliet, IL. He chose to major in piano pedagogy at the University of Illinois, but never planned to teach. After graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree, he went on to get his Master of Music degree in the prestigious Media Writing and Production program at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Kurt became a full time composer for a gaming company in Chicago, IL, but eventually relocated to Nashville where he has established himself as a full time composer and programmer/producer. His music has been used in ad campaigns for well known brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Samsung, Toyota, Ford, Nestea, Opel, Ehrmann, and Olay. But Kurt's not all about ad music. He also serves as the "track guy" for many pop songwriters and artists with song placements on major network shows and ad campaigns.
When Kurt is not slaving away over his hot gear, he likes working on his fitness, relaxing in vibey food establishments, and spending time with his family.
MOST INFLUENTIAL ALBUM
FRONTIERS | JOURNEY
Having studied classical piano all through my childhood, but always loving pop music as well, the Frontiers album was a glimpse into what I could be as a keyboardist. From the opening synth hook in “Separate Ways” to the textures of “Send Her My Love” and of course the huge hit “Faithfully” I was fascinated with the sound and role of keyboards/synths in a pop setting.