Benjamin Guerrero is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Eastern Mennonite University. Ben is also a PhD candidate in the Music Teaching and Learning department at the Eastman School of Music, researching creativity and technology in the music classroom. Other research areas include online professional development, artificial intelligence & music, and the perception & cognition of groove in popular music.

Ben is currently working on a $1.8m National Science Foundation collaborative research grant called “Toward an Ecosystem of Artificial-intelligence-powered Music Production (TEAMuP),” where an interdisciplinary team aims to empower future musicians to fully leverage AI tools in the creation, performance, and dissemination of their music, while also accelerating audio AI research. Ben is also working on a National Endowment for the Arts research grant exploring creative methods of teaching music composition online.

Ben earned a Bachelor’s in Drum Set Performance and Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College of Music. He received his Master’s in Music Technology from New York University, where he studied video game audio, studio recording, mastering, audio programming, and researched audio mixing designs in iOS.

Ben previously taught at James Madison University and El Paso Community College, as well as various middle schools and high schools. He has presented at state, regional, national, and international music conferences

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