David von Behren
David von Behren is the newly-appointed Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster of the Memorial Church at Harvard University. He received his Master of Music degree and Church Music Studies certificate at Yale University (School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music) studying organ with Martin Jean, improvisation with Jeff Brillhart, and choral conducting with Marguerite Brooks. David served as senior organ scholar at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut under the direction of Walden Moore, working with the Trinity Choir of Men & Boys and Choir of Men & Girls. During his time at Yale, David was awarded the 2019 Richard Paul DeLong prize for the student “whose work best exemplifies the dedication and the use of those special gifts required of practicing church musicians” in addition to the 2018 Mary Baker Prize in Organ Accompanying. Under the tutelage of Todd Wilson, David is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, holding his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and music theory (double degree).