Benjamin Dobbs, baritone

Benjamin is Coordinator of Music Theory and Composition at Furman University. He holds a Ph.D. in music theory with a related field in music history from the University of North Texas. His primary area of research explores the development of music and musical thought in early modern Germany. He also studies the efficacy of assessment practices in music theory curricula, for which he collaborates with his wife, Shana Southard-Dobbs, Ph.D., a psychological scientist at Lander University. A dedicated teacher, performer, and scholar, Benjamin was given the Orpheus Award by the Gamma Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Benjamin joined the Chorale in 2017 and is a new member of the Herring Ensemble this season. 

Benjamin is Coordinator of Music Theory and Composition at Furman University. He holds a Ph.D. in music theory with a related field in music history from the University of North Texas. His primary area of research explores the development of music and musical thought in early modern Germany. He also studies the efficacy of assessment practices in music theory curricula, for which he collaborates with his wife, Shana Southard-Dobbs, Ph.D., a psychological scientist at Lander University. A dedicated teacher, performer, and scholar, Benjamin was given the Orpheus Award by the Gamma Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Benjamin joined the Chorale in 2017 and is a new member of the Herring Ensemble this season.