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. Mr. Benjamin was appointed Artist-in-Residence in piano at the University of Dayton in 2000 where he is one of the founding members of the University of Dayton Faculty Piano Trio. In addition to extensive performing, he teaches private and group piano lessons to majors and non-music majors. 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.

Mr. Benjamin is also director of traditional worship at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville. He and his wife are the proud parents of two sons.

Upcoming activities in 2016 include:

  • July 14-24: Portrayal of Edward in Big Fish with Epiphany Players Drama Ministry, Centerville
  • September 2-3: Pianist/conductor for Little Shop of Horrors, Dare2Defy, Victoria Theatre
  • September 9: UD Faculty Piano Trio in recital, Sears Recital Hall
  • October 26: Faculty Baroque/Early Music Concert, Sears Recital Hall
  • November 19: Dr. David Sievers, tenor
  • November 25-26: Portrayal of Father in Children of Eden with Dare2Defy, Victoria Theatre