"... based on this vignette [To Hear With Eyes], he is clearly a gifted composer. The work's harmonies and thematic shifts vividly convey the emotional contours of the text."
- Lawrence Budmen, "Seraphic Fire wraps season with an entertaining Shakespeare program," South Florida Classical Review, Thursday, May 10th, 2018
"This is thoughtful music, transcendently elegant, with substantial depth of structure. Montgomery's music is a rewarding surprise."
- Dorothy Hindman, composer
A collaboration with the Frost School of Music
Dance Program and the Lowe Art Museum
at the University of Miami:
Dues Ex Machina:
A 3D moving painting created by Sophia Von Wrangell
featuring "Machine," performed by Joey Speranzo.
photo by Jaime Azcárraga Castillo
Benjamin Montgomery is originally from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.M. in Music Composition from Ithaca College (NY), and M.M. degrees in Music Composition and Music Theory from Michigan State University (MI). He is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Miami (FL). His Primary teachers include Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann, Dana Wilson, Jere Hutcheson, Ricardo Lorenz, Dorothy Hindman, and Charles Norman Mason. Benjamin has attended residencies at festivals such as New Music on the Point, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. His music has been performed by Seraphic Fire, Duo Cortona, the NED ensemble, Kaleidoscope MusArt, the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, and the Frost Electronic Music Ensemble.
Benjamin’s music has been included on programs of the New York City Electronic Music Festival and the Skylark Vocal Ensemble’s Spotlight Series as well as recognized by the Portland Percussion Group. His work “Machine” for alto saxophone and fixed media is to be included on RNM Music’s upcoming album release, “Electroacoustic & Beyond vol. 4.” Composing in a diversity of vocal, instrumental, and electronic mediums, Benjamin views the uniqueness of each ensemble and the challenges of each piece as a personal journey to understand more about human perception, spiritual beliefs, and emotional energy. His music invites listeners to consider their own nuances of meaning. More information can be found at www.BMontgomeryMusic.com.
Benjamin is currently based out of Miami, FL.
He can be contacted directly by email at: BMontgomery358@gmail.com