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Benjamin Corbin


Benjamin Corbin

Assistant Professor - Keyboard

Ferguson Ctr A150
(757) 594-7730
benjamin.corbin@cnu.edu

Education

  • DMA in Collaborative Piano, University of Texas at Austin
  • MM in Collaborative Piano, University of Texas at Austin
  • MM in Piano Performance, University of Oregon
  • BM in Piano Performance, University of Oregon

Teaching

Collaborative Piano
Chamber Music
Solo Piano
Ludomusicology

Research

Contemporary music for Wind Instruments and Piano
Collaborative Piano Pedagogy
Piano Pedagogy

Biography

Dr. Ben Corbin received the Bachelor of Music (2009) and Master of Music (2012) degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Oregon where he studied with Dean Kramer. He also received a second Master of Music (2014) and the Doctorate in Musical Arts (2014) in Collaborative Piano from The University of Texas at Austin, studying with Anne Epperson. Dr. Corbin was the first pianist at the University of Oregon to win the three highest performance awards at one time: Outstanding Undergraduate Performer, Keyboardist, and Collaborative Pianist in 2009, as well as the Outstanding Collaborative Pianist award in 2012. He also was the recipient of the Mary Elizabeth Sherrill Presidential Endowed Award in Music from 2014-2016. Competition prizes include top prize in the Phi Beta Music Competition (2007), 1st place in the OMTA Piano Competition (2009), and 2nd Place in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist’s Competition (2011). He has been featured on classical radio KMFA in Austin, TX and has been described as an “incisive” pianist by the Colorado Springs Gazette (2013). Dr. Corbin has been a featured soloist with the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra and has served as principal keyboardist with the Oregon Mozart Players. He has held positions with the Eugene Symphony, Eugene Opera, and the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. He was awarded full scholarships in Collaborative Piano to attend the Colorado College Summer Music Festival in 2013 and the Brevard Summer Music Festival in 2014. As a lecturer, he has presented at the University of Texas at Austin and the Peninsula Music Teachers' Association. Over the summer, he his on staff at the Meadowmount School of Music in upstate New York. Dr. Corbin is currently Director of Keyboard Studies at Christopher Newport University. He will join the faculty of the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute in July 2016 as a Faculty Artist in Piano.

  • Mary Elizabeth Sherrill Presidential Endowed Award in Music, University of Texas at Austin. (2014)
  • Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists’ Competition - 2nd Prize, Coeur d'Alene Symphony. (2011)
  • University of Oregon Concerto Competition - 1st Prize, University of Oregon. (2010)
  • Grant from the Liberace Foundation, Liberace Foundation. (2008)
  • Music Performance - Participation
    "Masterclass with Violinist James Ehnes". Ben Corbin, piano. Westport, NY.
  • Music Performance - Participation
    "Masterclass with Cellist Lynn Harrell". Ben Corbin, piano. Westport, NY.
  • Other
    "CNU Piano Day". Ben Corbin and Rick Rowley. Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Music Performance - Free-lance
    "Franz Liszt's 'Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra'". Hampton Roads Philharmonic. American Theater. Phoebus, VA.
  • Music Performance - Full Chamber Recital
    "An Evening of Cabaret: Heather Parcells and Ben Corbin". Heather Parcells. Ferguson Center for the Arts. Newport News, VA.
  • Music Performance - Partial Chamber Recital
    "VSO Chamber Orchestra: Classical Winds". Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Peebles Theatre. Newport News, Virginia.
  • Benjamin Corbin, Peninsula Music Teacher's Association, ""Teaching Practicing"," Northampton Church of Christ at 1409 Todd's Lane, Hampton. (2017)

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