Storm Knien, DMA, is a Seattle native currently making his home in Austin, TX. He has been Director of Music at St. Albert the Great since 2005. As an active recitalist, accompanist, teacher, conductor, and composer, Storm has performed around the Pacific Northwest, New England, France, Mexico, and Texas. Recent performances include an appearance with the Cedar Park Winds at the Texas Bandmaster's Association convention in San Antonio, an improvisation recital at the AGO Region VII convention, and a recording of Persichetti's The Hollow Men for trumpet and organ. He holds degrees from the University of Washington and University of Texas at Austin, including the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance. His primary teachers have included Dr. Carole Terry (Seattle), Dr. Naji Hakim (Paris), and Dr. Gerre Hancock (Austin). He was a quarter-finalist in the 2008 National Young Artist's Competition in Organ Performance and took Second Prize in the 2010 William C. Hall Organ Competition. There are a number of compositions to his credit, including works for piano, flute, violin, organ, choir, computer, and a variety of ensembles. Some of Storm's choral pieces are published by CanticaNOVA and by GIA Publications.