Joel Kern is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and engineer born and raised in St. Louis. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology and a Master’s Degree in Composition from Webster University. Graduating amongst the top of his class and earning multiple scholarships, Joel’s commitment to music and education is evident in is day to day duties as Director of Education at ex’treme Institute. Joel has long been active in the music scene performing hundreds of times per year. He has worked alongside Chris Potter, John Scofield, Chris Cheeks and Willie Akins as well as many local St. Louis greats. When he is not playing music, he is in various studios writing, producing, and engineering.