John Benjamin

Contact Information

  • Phone: 937-229-3293
  • Location: FH 473J

John Benjamin

Artist-in-Residence, Piano

  • Full-Time Faculty


Pianist John Benjamin has spent a great deal of his musical life as a collaborative musician: chamber musician, coach/accompanist, and opera and choral accompanist. However, he also regularly assumes the roles of church organist, choral director, musical theater conductor, and cast member in opera and musical theater. In 2000, he was appointed Artist-in-Residence in piano at the University of Dayton where, in addition to extensive performing, he teaches private and group piano lessons to majors and non-music majors. Mr. Benjamin is also director of traditional worship at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville. Before coming to UD, he was on staff at the University of Akron and Butler University. He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Akron.

Activities in Spring 2015 include music direction of the UD Theater Program's A New Brain in March and a recital with the newly-formed UD Piano Trio in April.