Education and Background
Von earned his B.S. in Music with Honors from Idaho State University and his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College. Von teaches all ability levels and enjoys the differences that every student brings, and his goal is to build the whole musician. Active work on technical skills like music theory and sight reading team 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.
I seek to combine theory and practice to help make art. Without both, music becomes devoid of passion, technique, refinement, and fun.