Kurt Henry Heinecke is an American music composer, songwriter, voice actor and photographer. He was the music director at Big Idea Entertainment, creators of the computer-animated VeggieTales. He is the Assistant Artistic Director at Music City Strings.
Heinecke was born in Wisconsin and raised in Cullman, Alabama. He came from a musical family, his mother played the organ and was a member of the church choir. During his years at junior high he and his friends started a jazz band called Deathstar which later disbanded in high school. After graduation in 1974, Heinecke studied at the musix lab at the University of Montevallo. He also went to study at Luther College where he got his B.A. in band and choral conducting.