Ken Metz

Ken Metz is a composer who loves music and has devoted his life to it.  He teaches music theory and serves as assistant chair of the music department at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.  His memberships include CMS, SCI, ASCAP, NACUSA, and CASA (Composer’s Alliance of San Antonio). He is currently the vice –president of the National Association of Composers USA-Texas Chapter and has served as a co-chair of the SCI Southwest region.  The textbook, Fundamentals for Aspiring Musicians, published by Routledge, was co-authored by him and Dr. Robert Frank of SMU.

Of the various activities undertaken, he is especially inspired by the project MadeinSA.  This project began as a concert for young pianists of music composed by members of CASA.  From this beginning the expansion of this project has led to a piano book series, a documentary, and an annual concert (MadeinSA VIII will be held in 1/29/2023).  This is a model that can be used by in other cities to promote interaction among composers, young musicians, and music teachers in the community.

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Artist Statement of Work

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Music is crucial. It helps with healing and creating unity in the world. It is our utopia, our hope for better things to come.

My music seeks to invite all people to find interest, delight, and hope.

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