Baritone and conductor BENJAMIN SCHOENING is an active recitalist throughout the United States and Europe, specializing in Art Song literature in English. In addition to his song recital performances, Benjamin has made appearances with the Racine Choral Arts Society (Wisconsin), Symphonia da Camerata (Illinois), and White Mountain Symphony Orchestra (Arizona), and Northeast Georgia Chamber Symphony as a vocal soloist. He has been active in opera, singing notable roles such as the Emperor in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol, Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Falke in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, and Belcore in l’Elisir d’amore. He has held conducting positions with the Northland Master Chorale (AZ), White Mountain Symphony Orchestra (AZ), and Red Cedar Choir (WI). Benjamin has also had guest conducting appearances with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, University of Illinois Chamber Orchestra, University of Illinois Opera, and the Student Orchestra of Provenance in Aubagne, France. Benjamin is presently an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Studies at the University of North Georgia.