MM in Double Bass Performance, University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music
DMA in Double Bass Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder
Currently Teaching: Music Academy Denver, Music Academy, Summer Programs
Dr. Benjamin received his Bachelor and Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the instruction of professor Albert Laszlo, and his Doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He first came to Colorado in 2002 to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School. After attending the AMFS for several years he decided to move to Colorado in order to pursue his doctorate.
Currently, Dr. Benjamin plays with several orchestras and chamber groups across the United States. He is principal bass of the San Juan Symphony in Durango Co, principal bass with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, assistant principal of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, a guest musician with the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina, assistant 3rd chair with the Greeley Symphony, a section member of the Boulder Philharmonic, and a regular sub the Colorado Symphony. In addition to his busy performing schedule he is also works for El Sistema Colorado (ESC) as a Secondary Strings Teaching Artist, Guest Artist Coordinator, and Arts Community Liaison.