Ken Metz is a composer who loves music and has devoted his life to it. He teaches music theory and serves as assistant chair of the music department at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. His memberships include CMS, SCI, ASCAP, NACUSA, and CASA (Composer’s Alliance of San Antonio). He served as president of CASA until 2020, is currently vice-president of the National Association of Composers USA-Texas Chapter and has served as a co-chair of the SCI Region VI. The textbook, Fundamentals for Aspiring Musicians, published by Routledge, was co-authored by him and Dr. Robert Frank of SMU.