Benjamin Jay Montgomery


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About Me

Benjamin Montgomery is a composer and theorist from Pennsylvania, USA. Writing for a diversity of vocal, instrumental, and electronic mediums, he avidly works closely with performers in the creation and realization of each work. He views the uniqueness and challenges of each piece as a personal journey to better understand human perception and beliefs. As an instructor, Montgomery’s pedagogy focuses on developing students’ curiosity and personal connection to the music. He aims to develop more complex individual understandings and interpretations by approaching music from a variety of different perspectives.

His music has been programmed by ensembles and organizations such as Seraphic Fire, the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Electronic Music Festival, Duo Cortona, The NED Ensemble, Kaleidoscope MusArt, and the Skylark Vocal Ensemble. He has been in residence at festivals such as New Music on the Point, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium.

Montgomery holds a DMA in Composition from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and MM degrees in Composition and Music Theory from Michigan State University. He received a BM in Composition from Ithaca College (NY). He has studied with composers such as Charles N. Mason, Dorothy Hindman, Ricardo Lorenz, Jere Hutcheson, and Dana Wilson. More information can be found at