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Benjamin Corbin

Department of Music


Benjamin Corbin

Assistant Professor - Keyboard
Director of Keyboard Studies

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

Applied Piano
Collaborative Piano
Chamber Music
Opera and Musical Theater

Research

Mindfulness in the Concert Experience
Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music Pedagogy
Multimedia Recital and Concert Presentations ("Dreaming/Being" with Dr. Timothy Hagen, flute)
Ludomusicology

Biography

Pianist Ben Corbin maintains an active schedule as a performer, teacher, and masterclass clinician. He was awarded top prizes in the Phi Beta Music Competition, OMTA Piano Competition, and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists’ Competition. Described as an “incisive” pianist (Colorado Springs Gazette) and praised for his “sensitive keyboard work” (The Virginia Pilot), Ben has also been featured on classical radio KMFA in Austin, TX, WFMT Chicago, and WHRO in Virginia. He has had the privilege of performing at Taiwan’s National Concert Hall, The American Theater, the Ferguson Center for the Arts, and on the Dame Myra Hess International Concert Series, as well as a concerto soloist with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic, the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, the Virginia Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and the Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Corbin holds degrees in Piano Performance (BM, MM) from the University of Oregon where he studied with Dean Kramer and David Riley, and Collaborative Piano (MM, DMA) from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Anne Epperson. Ben was awarded fellowships in collaborative piano to attend the Brevard Music Center and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. He has served as a member of the Collaborative Piano staff at the Meadowmount School of Music in New York, the International Clarinet Festival of Panamá, the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute, and Snow Pond Center for the Arts. Dr. Corbin is currently the Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Arts at Christopher Newport University, where he also serves as the Director of Keyboard Studies.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Mary Elizabeth Sherrill Presidential Endowed Award in Music, University of Texas at Austin. (2014)
  • Outstanding Graduate Performer in Collaborative Piano, University of Oregon. (2012)
  • 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)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Collaborative Piano, University of Oregon. (2009)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Keyboard, University of Oregon. (2009)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Music, University of Oregon. (2009)
  • Grant from the Liberace Foundation, Liberace Foundation. (2008)
  • Madelon Petroff Piano Scholarship, University of Oregon. (2008)
  • Oregon Music Teachers Association Piano Competition - Winner, Oregon Music Teachers Association. (2008)
  • Music Performance - Free-lance
    "George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'". Ben Corbin, piano soloist with Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble. Diamonstein Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Other
    "CNU Piano Day". Ben Corbin. Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • "Christopher Newport University's 3rd Annual Piano Day". Dr. Benjamin Corbin. Peebles Concert Hall.
  • Other
    "Second Annual International Clarinet Festival of Panamá". MICLAP. Universidad de Panamá. Panamá City, Panamá.
  • Music Performance - Free-lance
    "Nancy Galbraith's 'Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble'". Ben Corbin, piano soloist with Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble. Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • "Christopher Newport University's 2nd Annual Piano Day". Dr. Benjamin Corbin. Peebles Concert Hall.
  • Other
    "CNU Second Annual Piano Day". Ben Corbin and Seung-Hye Kim. Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Music Performance - Full Chamber Recital
    "Ben Corbin and Winnie Fan Collaborative Duo Recital". Cheung Yuan University. Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Music Performance - Full Chamber Recital
    "Ben Corbin and Winnie Fan Collaborative Duo Recital". National Concert Hall of Taiwan. Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 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, "Piano Masterclass," Jordan Kitt's Music. (2023)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Tidewater Music Teachers Forum, "Piano Masterclass," Jordan Kitt's Music, Virginia Beach, VA. (2023)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Peninsula Music Teacher's Association, "Piano Masterclass," Yorktown, VA. (2023)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Peninsula Music Teacher's Association, "Piano Masterclass," Ferguson Center for the Arts. (2021)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Interview with Dr. Ben Corbin, piano, "Collaborative Piano Masterclass," Richmond, VA. (2020)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Guest masterclass Dr. Ben Corbin, "Collaborative Piano Masterclass," Richmond, VA. (2019)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Guest masterclass Dr. Ben Corbin, "Collaborative Piano Masterclass," Panamá City, Panamá. (2019)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Introduction to Collaborative Piano, "Collaborative Piano Masterclass," Panamá City, Panamá. (2019)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Guest artist piano masterclass, "Dr. Ben Corbin, piano," Petersburg, VA. (2019)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Guest masterclass Dr. Ben Corbin, "Collaborative Piano Masterclass," Lincoln, NE. (2019)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Peninsula Music Teacher's Association, "Piano Masterclass," The Music Post, Yorktown, VA. (2018)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Peninsula Music Teacher's Association, ""Teaching Practicing"," Northampton Church of Christ at 1409 Todd's Lane, Hampton. (2017)
  • Benjamin Corbin, Colin Ruffer, "Yamaha NX3 Avant Grand," Sponsored by Hampton Roads Community Foundation, E.K. Sloane
  • Benjamin Corbin, "Steinway Model 'B' Grand Piano," Sponsored by Hampton Roads Community Foundation, E.K. Sloane
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