Dr. Ben Corbin maintains an active schedule as a performer, chamber musician, teacher, and lecturer. Competition prizes include top prize in the Phi Beta Music Competition, 1st place in the OMTA Piano Competition, and 2nd Place in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist’s Competition. He has been featured on classical radio KMFA in Austin, TX and has been described as an “incisive” pianist by the Colorado Springs Gazette (2013). Corbin has been a featured soloist with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and the Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble. He has served as principal keyboardist with the Oregon Mozart Players and has held positions with the Eugene Symphony, Eugene Opera, and the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. He was awarded full scholarships in Collaborative Piano to attend the Colorado College Summer Music Festival in 2013 and the Brevard Summer Music Festival in 2014.
Dr. Corbin received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Oregon where he studied with Dean Kramer. He also received a second Master of Music and the Doctorate in Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from The University of Texas at Austin, studying with Anne Epperson. Dr. Corbin was the first pianist at the University of Oregon to win the three highest performance awards at one time: Outstanding Undergraduate Performer, Keyboardist, and Collaborative Pianist in 2009, as well as the Outstanding Collaborative Pianist award in 2012. He also was the recipient of the Mary Elizabeth Sherrill Presidential Endowed Award in Music from 2014-2016. As a lecturer, he has presented at the Peninsula Music Teacher’s Association and the University of Texas at Austin. Over the summer, he his a staff pianist at the Meadowmount School of Music and has served as faculty artist for the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute. Dr. Corbin is currently Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Arts at Christopher Newport University where he also serves as the Director of Keyboard Studies.