Kurt moved to Boulder, CO from Ann Arbor, MI to pursue his Doctoral Degree of Musical Arts on the Double Bass. Kurt holds a Masters of Music on the Double Bass and a Masters of Chamber Music from University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan University. Outside of being a graduate student, he enjoys improvising music on his double bass and composing. Kurt used to work as a part-time barista while in Michigan and loves to make specialty coffee in the morning to get his day started. He also tries to enjoy the outdoors as much as he can by going on hikes, playing tennis, and playing disc golf.