Kurt von Kampen was the Music director/Choral Music at Lutheran High Schools in Detroit area (Northwest and Westland) from 1983-1993. He was an Asst. Professor of Music/Director of Choirs at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan from 1993-1998. He is currently the Professor of Music/Director of Choirs at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska.

Kurt has conducted the Concordia, Nebraska University A Cappella Choir since the fall of 1998.  He has led the choir on 19 domestic tours covering most of the United States and 5 international tours including trips to Australia, South African and throughout Europe.  In 2012 Kurt was chosen by the NCDA as the choral conductor of the year and in 2007 was the recipient of the outstanding teacher award by Concordia University, Nebraska.  Kurt has conducted the LC-MS National Youth Gathering Honor Choir for the past 5 gatherings.

Kurt and his wife, Dory have 4 grown children.  Dory teaches English at Seward High School.   David is a composer living in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Paul is the music director at Lutheran High School Northwest in Rochester, Michigan.  Rachel is a teacher of Mathematics at Lincoln Northeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Andrea is a singer/songwriter and part-time church musician based in Lincoln, Nebraska.