Kenneth A. Kuhn (Ken) (b. 1954) is a retired electrical engineer specializing in electronic circuit design who had the privilege of growing up with a great appreciation of classical music. Over the years classical music enhanced mental skills valuable for Kuhn’s engineering career. Composing music and designing electronic circuits are very interrelated as each enhances the other. He began composing music in his youth in the 1960s and learned how to compose by carefully listening to the many classical composers. His favorite composers include Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler. Ken composes because, “There is music I want to hear but since no one has written it then I must write it myself.”
His compositions are of the neo-romantic genre where the music conveys grand concepts that transcend spoken language through rich melody and texture. Kuhn is a member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and several of his works for piano and various ensembles have been performed at local concerts. His retirement plans are to complete the many drafts of piano and orchestral works he has accumulated over a lifetime. Kuhn resides in Birmingham AL and shares his house with a number of mischievous but lovable cats who otherwise would not have homes.