Ben Kambs is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Oklahoma State University. At OSU, Ben conducts the University Singers and teaches courses in choral methods, literature, and music education. As a scholar, Ben is interested in the musical experiences and learning processes of individuals in choral ensembles and has presented his research at state and national conferences. Before moving into collegiate music education, Ben was the director of choirs at Fairfield Junior/Senior High School in Goshen, Indiana from 2003–2021. While there, he built an active and highly recognized choral program, including performances at the Midwest regional ACDA convention and at the Indiana Music Educators Association state convention. He received his PhD in choral music education from Michigan State University in 2024, his master’s degree in music education from Western Michigan University in 2013 and his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in 2000.

Creatively, Ben is active as a freelance show choir arranger and composer, having completed dozens of custom popular music arrangements and commissions for schools and community theaters. Ben continues to be engaged as an adjudicator and clinician. He has served as a clinician for the Indiana Circle the State with Song festival and as the Indiana ACDA state Repertoire and Resources Chair for High Schools.

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