In addition to being an Associate Teacher of the Art of Practicing Institute, Kirk is Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He received his Masters degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelors degree from Duquesne University.
Kirk began studying meditation in graduate school. He is currently a student and meditation teacher in the Buddhist tradition. A native of Punxsutawney, PA, he currently lives in Mequon, Wisconsin with his wife Mary and their two dogs, Frank and Annie. Kirk is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist.