Bringhurst, Von

Bringhurst, Von

Education and Background

Von Bringhurst, countertenor and piano, completed his Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2012 at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. He is a native of Pocatello, Idaho, where he also attended Idaho State University, graduating with honors in 2009. He has been frequently heard as a soloist and ensemble member in Idaho, New England, and the West Coast with groups such as Força Chorus, Harvard Early Music Society, Iberica Early Music Festival, Metro Stage Company, Video Game Orchestra, Xerces Blue Ensemble, the choir of St. Paul’s Harvard Square (Cambridge, MA), and others. He is a founding member of Genesis Chamber Singers. He has also been heard on a number of video game titles, including Ace Combat and Final Fantasy XV.

Von has been Music Director for the Opera House Theater Company in Philipsburg, MT; The Virginia City Players of Virginia City, MT; and has been rehearsal accompanist, Assistant Music Director, and Music Director for WholeTone Opera. He is pleased to have been involved in the productions of La Zombiata and The Werewolf, and honored to be able to co-create the role of Vincent for the latter show.

Von has taught piano and voice to students of all ages and ability levels since the age of 16. He currently resides in Mountain View, California with his husband and shiba inu. More information and recordings may be heard at www.vonbringhurst.com.

Teaching Philosophy

Von teaches all ability levels and enjoys the differences that every student brings. His goal is to build the whole musician. Active work on technical skills like music theory and sight reading combine with artistic skills like interpretation, phrasing, and stylistic choices suited to the time period and intent of the composer in order to build a complete musical experience for student and listener.

 

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