Kevin Puts is an American composer. Born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 3, 1972, Puts studied composition and piano at the Eastman School of Music and Yale University, earning the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Eastman. Among his teachers include Samuel Adler, Jacob Druckman, David Lang, Christopher Rouse, Joseph Schwantner, Martin Bresnick and piano with Nelita True. He also studied at the Tanglewood Music Festival with William Bolcom and Bernard Rands.
Puts recently left the post as Associate Professor of Composition at the University of Texas at Austin, which he held from 1997 until 2005. He currently teaches composition at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.