Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Lynette Pfund joined the faculty in 2015. She assists in opera productions.
- Professional Studies Degree, Manhattan School of Music
- M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music
- B.Mus., Loyola University
Lynette Pfund joined the faculty at the University of Idaho in the fall of 2015 as LHSOM’s Opera Workshop’s co-director, and has just recently been added to teach studio voice. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Loyola University, New Orleans, a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Pfund was praised by the New York Times for her "easy stage manner" and "fluid vocal technique." She has performed roles with regional opera companies throughout the United States including the Chautauqua, Omaha and Sarasota operas, as well as solo concert appearances at both Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her wide-ranging opera repertoire includes Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Drusilla in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen, Rosalinda in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Gretel in Humperdink's Hänsel und Gretel, Constance in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, as well as the title role in Verdi's Luisa Miller. Pfund can also be heard singing the role of Miss Wordsworth in Britten's Albert Herring on Vox Records.
Pfund has appeared as a soprano soloist with orchestras and chamber groups in the United States, performing works by such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Handel, Honegger, Mozart, Orff, Poulenc, Rossini, Rutter and others.
Pfund is an active recitalist and adjudicator. Because of her great passion for literature, art, and music, and a desire to share her love of classical music with children, she pursued a Music Education Certification degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She has developed a dynamic opera presence in schools and after school programs throughout the region with her opera outreach programs.