Currently based in Philadelphia, Kurt Fedde is an administrator, composer, educator and percussionist. He works in Enrollment Management at University of the Arts. As a freelance musician and composer, his music can be heard in performances around North America. Kurt enjoys teaching general music, piano and percussion to students of all ages, encouraging them to create original music. Recent highlights include teaching at Davenport Preschool and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Percussion and Music Education with a certificate from the Arts Leadership Program. There, he joined Sound ExChange Project, a collaborative new music group exploring unconventional programs and educational initiatives. With Sound ExChange Project, Kurt premiered numerous original works while playing with Hex—a string quartet and percussion ensemble—and helped creatively produce concerts and instructional workshops. He’s collaborated with friends and artists such as Nikki Joshi, Alexander Peña, Tigue, Kelsey Farr and Ariel Jackson.
Throughout his percussion instruction, Kurt has studied with Michael Burritt, Bill Cahn, Tony Ames, Chip Ross, Jake Nissly, Rob Marino, and Dave Smith.