Benjiman Durfee

BenDurfeeBenjiman is both the Music Coordinator and the Administrative Assistant at Newman.  He graduated from UMass Amherst in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.  Benjiman began taking piano lessons when he was 11 years old and was accompanying his middle school choir by 5th grade.  His junior year in high school, he began working at a local Methodist Church as their choir director.  His love of choral music led him to major in Vocal Performance and inspires his aspiration to complete graduate studies in Choral Conducting.  Benjiman is also the Choir Director at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, he directs the Northampton Children’s Choir, teaches private voice and piano lessons, sings with the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, and is known for his work as a Musical Theater vocal coach and accompanist.  When he is not at “work,” he can be found drinking tea and binge watching Netflix with his cat, Whitacre.




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