Stephen Benham is Director or the Pittsburgh Jazz and Fiddle Workshop, coordinator of music
education projects in Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia. He is an active workshop clinician on string teaching,
pedagogy and urban music education. He has presented at ASTA, MENC, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, among others.
Benham is a former graduate instructor and doctoral fellow of school and community music education
from Eastman School of Music. He has held many teaching positions, such as strings teacher/administrator
of a pilot string program in Rochester City School District in NY, music director and conductor for the Salem,
OR Youth Symphony, orchestra director/strings teacher in Salem-Keizer, OR Public Schools, Emerson School
in Ann Arbor, MI, and Grand Haven, MI Public Schools. He has also been music director and conductor of
Holland, MI Area Youth Symphony.
Benham is the recipient of multiple grants for research and development of music education programs
from the Reimer Foundation (2001), Presser Music Foundation (1998), Mustard Seed Foundation
(1998-2004), and ASTA (1997). He is a member, MENC, ASTA, CMS, AERA, and SEM.