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Lamont School of Music


Richard vonFoerster

Richard  von Foerster

  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts
  • 303-871-6981


Richard vonFoerster is active as both a teacher and a performer.  He teaches music theory and coaches chamber music at Lamont and also teaches cello and composition at the Community College of Denver.  He also appears regularly as principal cellist with the Cheyenne Symphony and as cellist with the Central City Opera Orchestra, the Confluence String Quartet, and The Playground, Denver’s premiere new music ensemble.  He holds a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Colorado.  Research interests include analysis of rhythm and meter, 20th century chamber music, and music theory pedagogy.