Steven Mark Kohn has worn many different creative hats. As a composer, he has written music for a number of award-winning children's films, including Frog and Toad Together, Uncle Elephant, Cousin Kevin, Morris Goes to School, Commander Toad in Space, Ralph S. Mouse and the Emmy-nominated Runaway Ralph. He has composed commercial and industrial tracks for Wheaties, Arby's, Volvo, Hickory Farms, TRW, Stanley Steemer, Matrix, RAX restaurants and many others. His music can be heard nationally on NPR for the Sylvia Rimm show and on the Time-Warner audio book series Health Journeys, which has sold over one million copies worldwide. His Hymn for String Orchestra (published by Carl Fischer) has been recorded by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and his “27 Haiku” and “American Folk Set” for voice and piano are published by Classical Vocal Repertoire. His opera Rite of Passage was produced at The Banff Centre and Opera Ora-Now in Toronto. An independent filmmaker with his brother Justin, he has co-written and directed the short films Bugfeast, Lord J's Wild West Daredevil Show and How's My Driving?, which have been screened at festivals around the world. He created lyrics for the stage musicals The Quiltmaker's Gift (published by Dramatic Publishing) and The Tale of the Nutcracker, both with music by Craig Bohmler. His short story “The Professor's Diary” appeared in National Lampoon magazine. He currently serves on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music as director of the electronic music studio.