Van R. Stiefel
Van R. Stiefel is the husband of Caroline Mims Lathan, daughter of S. Robert Lathan, M.D. He is a classical guitarist.

He received a BA and MA in Music from Yale University and is presently pursuing a doctorate. He was awarded the Abraham Beecham Cox Prize for composition and received the Andres Segovia memorial Fellowship to attend the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada while a student at Yale.

He is an accomplished classical guitarist and composer.

He is a 2002 recipient of a N.J. State Council on the Arts fellowship for music.