Severin Behnen

Music Director

Severin loves a wide variety of musical styles including classical, bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde, and opera.  He uses his passion and depth of skills to create a moving and warm environment for all.

He earned his Ph.D. in Music Composition from UCLA and his Masters degree from California Institute of the Arts. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. 

A talented composer, Severin’s works have been performed in a variety of venues, including Disney Hall in Los Angeles. He has toured and performed throughout the United States, and in Asia. He also teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes in primary and secondary school levels.

Severin is married to Beth Peterson, and they have a son named Ezra.