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Benjamin de Kock

Instructional Assistant Professor
School of Music
Cook Hall - CH 202
Office Hours
Appointment only
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Dr. Benjamin received his bachelor and master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the instruction of professor Albert Laszlo, and his doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder under Dr. Paul Erhard. He received additional instruction with various faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Dr. Benjamin plays with several orchestras and chamber groups across the United States. He is principal bass of the San Juan Symphony in Durango Co, principal bass with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, assistant principal of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, a guest musician with the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina, assistant 3rd chair with the Greeley Symphony, a section member of the Boulder Philharmonic, and a regular sub the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, and Opera Colorado. In the summers Dr. Benjamin subs with the Breckinridge Music Festival, and the Colorado Music Festival.

Current Courses

152.002Experiencing Music

236.001Applied Music (Advanced String Bass)

136.001Applied Music (String Bass)

436.001Applied Music (String Bass)

239.002Ensemble: Chamber Music

475.003Final Project in String Pedagogy

105.001Group Instruction In Strings

287.002Independent Study

420.001Pedagogy and Literature: Double Bass

Teaching Interests & Areas

Orchestral Repertoire
Solo Repetoire
Music Education
String Methods

Research Interests & Areas

Orchestral Repertoire
Solo Repetoire
Music Education
String Methods

Grants & Contracts

Sounding Actions: Analysis and Visualization of Embodied Bowing Technique for Stringed Instruments’. University Research Grant. Illinois State University. (2022)