Associate Principal Hornist, Kurt Moede, is the son of missionary parents and was born in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. He was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. Kurt studied horn as a scholarship student of Ranier DeIntinis at The Juilliard School of Music. At the University of Texas, Kurt earned his master’s degree as a student of Wayne Barrington. For the past thirty-two years, Kurt has been a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra serving as Principal Horn, Third Horn, and currently as Associate Principal Horn. In addition to performing actively as a freelance musician in the Austin area, Kurt is a Lecturer of Instructional Music Education and Student Teaching University Mentor at Texas State University.