Benjamin Bergey is assistant professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University where he directs the orchestra and choirs. He is also the orchestra director of the Rapidan Orchestra, a community orchestra in Orange, VA. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Mennonite University in 2011, with degrees in Vocal Performance and Church Music. After two years as a general manager of a local food restaurant, he completed his Masters in Music in 2015 and Doctor of Musical Arts in 2019 in orchestral conducting at James Madison University.
Benjamin has been involved with music and music leading for many years, having started on piano and violin at age six. He has performed in and conducted musicals and operas, orchestras and choirs, and is passionate about music. He particularly enjoys conducting operas as it combines his love of orchestras, singing, and the theatre.
Benjamin is Music Director at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, where he and his wife, Kate, attend. They have one child, and hobbies they enjoy together include biking, hiking, gardening, and tennis.