Vitalis Im

Who

Vitalis Im is a tenor and violinist residing in the greater Hudson Valley area.

Recent performances include solo appearances with The Orchestra Now under the baton of Maestro Leon Botstein at the Richard B. Center for the Performing Arts in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and productions with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra at Bard College. Recently performed opera roles include Sam from Kurt Weill's Street Scene, Eisenstein from Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Tito from Mozart's Clemenza di Tito, and the titular character of Verdi's Don Carlos.

An active chamber and community violinist, Vitalis has performed throughout the Hudson Valley with singer-songwriter Kristin Hoffman, the SUNY Ulster String Ensemble and the Community String Ensemble of the Music Institute of the Sullivan and Ulster Counties as concertmaster and guest soloist, the River Ensemble of the Hudson Valley, an Ellenville-founded orchestra dedicated to the performance of new and original compositions, and the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra.

Vitalis is a graduate of Bard College, where he studied music, anthropology, and ethnomusicology. His principal teachers include mezzo-soprano Ilka LoMonaco, violist Marka Gustavsson, and violist Anastasia Solberg. Vitalis has participated in masterclasses with the eminent cellist Luis García-Renart, tenor Rufus Müller, and directors Nic Muni and Rod Gomez.

Vitalis teaches voice and violin through his studios in Ellenville, NY and Red Hook, NY. He is currently on staff as a voice and violin teacher at the New Windsor Music Academy in New Windsor, NY and the Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster Counties in Ellenville, NY.

In his spare time, Vitalis is a sometimes-programmer, photographer-in-training, and a connoisseur of discount wines and cheeses.

Repertoire

Composer Oratorio and Concert Works
Handel The Messiah
Samson
Haydn The Creation
Schubert Schwanengesang
Winterreise
Schumann Dichterliebe

Voice Studio

As a singer, I often hear people from all walks of life lament about their inability to carry a tune and how they wish they had been born with the ability to sing. I believe that everybody has a voice worth sharing and cultivating: the first step in that journey is to find the right voice teacher.

I frequently work with students interested in developing a technique suitable for pop music and musical theater (techniques like belting), as well as students looking to begin or further their training as classically trained singers.

My teaching philosophy utilizes classically informed techniques and methodologies in order to get students to where they want to be: whether you want to sing opera, musical theater, or pop, I will help you to find and nurture your unique voice in a supportive and safe environment.

I work with students of all ages and levels. Please feel free to contact me in order to set up a trial lesson.

Violin Studio

I believe that music can help students from all walks of life in a number of extraordinary ways: music can help to instill a sense of discipline through practice, help to conquer social anxieties through the act of performing, promote awareness of the body and self through the process of learning to play an instrument, cultivate a sense of belonging and sociality through the practice of group and ensemble work, and help to better one's emotional and mental wellbeing.

As a violinist, I specialize in teaching beginners of all ages. I also offer Suzuki-style group classes for children under the age of twelve.

Contact

You can reach me at hello@vitalisim.com