Composer and lyricist Steven Mark Kohn has excelled in many different creative roles. He has created TV and radio commercial music for international brands, composed scores for award-winning animated children’s films, and written lyrics for musicals and pop songs. His three volumes of American folk song arrangements were premiered in Carnegie Hall by David Daniels and Martin Katz and have since been performed around the world by hundreds of artists.


  • BM in composition, Kent State University; studied with Walter Watson
  • MM in composition, Cleveland Institute of Music; studied with Donald Erb and Eugene O'Brien
  • Further studies in composition, Aspen Music Festival; studied with Charles Jones
  • Further studies in musical theatre, Banff Centre

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music