Curt received a Music Education Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Northern Iowa with a minor in trombone. After completing his undergraduate work he joined the 328th Army Band, Ft. Wolters, Texas. Upon completion of his military duties, he relocated to Lindstrom, Minnesota, directing the high school bands. While in Lindstrom, he produced an award winning jazz ensemble, composed music, and produced annual variety shows featuring the jazz ensemble and jazz choir, which have remained a proud tradition in that community.