David von Kampen

David von Kampen

Music Instructor, composition

Music Department

Office: Music Center 117
Office phone: 402-643-7282 
Email: David.vonKampen@cune.edu


David von Kampen is a composer from Lincoln, Nebraska.  He has studied composition with James Barnes, Dan Gailey, Forrest Pierce, Eric Richards, and Randall Snyder.  David’s musical influences include jazz, hymnody, choral music, musical theatre.

David is a three-time Downbeat Award winner in graduate-level jazz writing categories, winner of the National Band Association’s Young Jazz Composers Competition, winner of the Ithaca College Jazz Composition Contest, a three-time winner of the Vancouver Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition, winner of the Morningside College Choral Composition Contest, an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Competition Finalist, and the recipient of the Vreeland Award for "exceptional creative ability" by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music in 2007 and 2011.  

David has over 40 published works available from UNC Jazz Press, G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard, Boosey and Hawkes, Concordia Publishing House, Sound Music Publications, Potenza Music Publishing, and Dorn Publications. 

David's compositions and arrangements have been performed by the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the LCMS National Youth Gathering Honor Choir and Wind Symphony, the Anchorage Concert Chorus, vocal and instrumental ensembles at the University of Kansas, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Oregon, the University of Northern Colorado, Sacramento State University, University of Wyoming, University of Central Arkansas, Concordia University (NE), Concordia University (Chicago), Doane College, Briar Cliff University, Luther College, Dordt College, Morningside College, and by numerous high school and church choirs throughout the United States.


D.M.A., Univeristy of Kansas (expected 2014)
M.M., University if Nebraska-Lincoln
B.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln