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Dr. Benjamin Krause

Composer in Residence


A Chicago-based composer and pianist with interdisciplinary engagement across a wide range of media, Benjamin Krause is a recipient of the Copland House Residency Award, Houston Symphony Emerging Composer Award, a Presser Award, and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau Prix Marion Tournon Branly. His music has been performed worldwide, with performances and commissions by the Houston Symphony, Network for New Music, Da Camera of Houston, Musiqa, and the Delgani String Quartet. He received his D.M.A. from Rice University, and, as a pianist, is fluent in many idioms, from the traditional classical repertoire to new music and jazz. He has taught at Rice University, the University of Oregon, Hope College, and Valparaiso University.