John Benjamin

Artist-in-Residence, Piano

Full-Time Faculty


Email: John Benjamin
Phone: 937-229-3293

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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 Aviatori Piano Trio, a faculty ensemble. 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 music at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville. He and his wife are the proud parents of two sons.

Upcoming activities include:

  • November 11, 2017 – Anna Herrmann, violin, senior recital, Sears Recital Hall
  • December 6, 2017 – University Chorale, Immaculate Conception Chapel
  • January 27, 2018 – UD Artists-in-residence recital, Sears Recital Hall
  • February 12, 2018 – Aviatori Piano Trio, a faculty ensemble, Sears Recital Hall


  • M.M., University of Cincinnati, 1987
  • B.S., B.M., University of Akron, 1985
  • Artist in Residence