Larry VanMersbergen, Music Teacher

We are welcoming six (6) new faculty and administrators to the IC Catholic Prep family this school year. In the following series, we are sharing short bios about each individual. We kick off the series with Mr. VanMersbergen.

Question: I teach/work in education because…

Larry: I have been working in education for many years because I love music and sharing it with students, even more so, I like to meet students where they are at in their musical development.

Q: What inspires you about teaching?

Larry: I love the process of inspiring the creation of new music and I look forward to seeing student progress each day.

Q. Please share a quote from someone that inspires you, gives you strength and describe why when you reflect on the words.

Larry: “Live in the moment, because trying to share the moment might cause you to miss it.” Brother Michael O’Neill McGrath, OSFS.

Q: In your brief tenure with IC Catholic Prep, what impresses you the most? Why?

Larry: What impresses me about IC Catholic Prep is how friendly everyone is and how everyone is happy to help.

Q: Undergraduate Degree, Major, School

Larry: Bachelor of Music Education, Illinois State University

Q: Graduate Degree(s), Major(s), School(s)


  • Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, National-Louis University
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Administration, Aurora University