Benjamin Champion

Benjamin Champion, composition (Madison, SD), graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA), where he studied composition with Mark Carlson (UCLA) and piano performance with Dr. Jeanette Louise Yaryan (IAA). He spent three years in the Young Composer Fellowship Program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Andrew Norman and Sarah Gibson. His compositions have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the L.A. Percussion Quartet, the Calder Quartet, and Rebekah Heller of I.C.E. Benjamin attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and has been named a finalist in the Morton Gould Young Composer Awards for three consecutive years (2016-18). Also in 2018, he was named a Young Arts Winner/Finalist. Benjamin is transferring from Juilliard to New England Conservatory this fall. Previous Yellow Barn Young Artists Program participant (2018, 2017)