about us


Richard A. KurtzRichard A. Kurtz
Owner/Recording Engineer, an ASCAP licensed writer, who has composed scores for regional, national and international clients.  Along with his proficient skills as a sound engineer, Rich is also one of the most experienced bassists working today, having performed thousands of live and recorded appearances.  He has performed with top artists such as Jackie Evancho, Ray Charles, George Benson, Luciano Pavarotti, Peter Cetera, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Andrea Bocelli and Shirley Bassey, appearing with Ms. Bassey at Carnegie Hall.  Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and Education.  This extensive background as a musician further enhances his ability as a recording engineer.

Brian Conover
Primary lyricist and a collaborative composer for CADENCE MUSIC, Brian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from New York University. With a lifetime of experience as an active performing singer/songwriter, Brian has a wonderful sense of melodic and lyric composition styles.  Brian is a founding member, songwriter and lead singer with his band, Hawkins Road, which has played every casino venue in Atlantic City, as well as other major venues, sharing bills with the likes of Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn.

Howard Isaacson
CADENCE MUSIC is proud to have Howard as a collaborative composer.  His advanced instrumental skills and knowledge of jazz harmony delivers a unique voice to CADENCE MUSIC productions. As a performer, Howard has played festivals across the country and has opened and performed with many contemporary jazz artists including Rick Braun, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops and The Temptations.

Lesa Hornaday
Lesa is the copy and scriptwriter for CADENCE MUSIC.  Her 20+ years of experience in marketing roles for Fortune 100 companies as well as her lifelong career as a professional musician combine to give her a unique creative ability to bring your project to life through written word.  Lesa is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree.

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