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Kurt Heinecke

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Name  Kurt Heinecke
Role  Musical composer
Education  Luther College

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Movies  The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
Music director  Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anythi, The Ultimate Silly Son, Madame Blueberry, Where's God When I'm S‑Sca
Similar People  Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Tim Hodge, Brian K Roberts, David Mullen

Behind the scenes with kurt heinecke

Kurt Henry Heinecke is an American music composer, songwriter, voice actor and photographer. He is the music director at Big Idea Entertainment, creators of the computer-animated VeggieTales.


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Early life

Heinecke was born in Wisconsin and raised in Cullman, Alabama. He came from a musical family, his mother played the organ and was a member of the church choir. During his years at junior high he and his friends started a jazz band called Deathstar which later disbanded in high school. After graduation in 1974, Heinecke studied at the musix lab at the University of Montevallo. He also went to study at Luther College where he got his B.A. in band and choral conducting.

Music career

After touring around the country and serving as a teacher in the Bahamas Kurt finally settled down in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois where he later became Director of Church Music at the Park Community Church. Serving as choir director he met Lisa who introduced him to her husband Phil Vischer and his friend Mike Nawrocki who would later co-found Big Idea Productions. Heinecke joined Phil and Mike and provided the music for their video series VeggieTales. He also provided music for another Big Idea productions, 3-2-1 Penguins, Jonah and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. He has received 6 Dove Awards for his production work with Big Idea. He is also producer, arranger, performer at Oak Valley Studios and is composer of the Adam Raccoon video series. Heinecke is currently composing the music for the CGI-remake of Superbook.

Photography career

Heineckes took an interest in photography during junior high. He currently owns a photography studio in Franklin, Tennessee, his current residence. His photography includes concerts, events, weddings, and air shows.


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