Vern Falby earned a bachelor's degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, and a PhD from University of Maryland. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society.
Dr. Falby formerly served as a faculty member at Louisiana State University and Hartt School of Music. His research and writing investigates the nature of thinking about music and its practical application in composing, performing, and listening. Dr. Falby's ongoing project "Thinking by Ear: Strategies for Music Making" involves graduate courses, workscore tutorials, workscores, and a forthcoming book by the same name.