is ecstatic to be the Musical Director for
HCT’s Moana Jr for Summer 2020. This will
be his first production with HCT and he cannot wait to perform this beautiful story here on Kauai!
Originally from Pennsylvania, he has always had a passion for music and teaching, with a
special place for musical theatre. Before arriving on Kauai, Ben recently graduated from
Susquehanna University where he received a BM in Music Education. At university, Ben found
success as both a performer and educator. In 2019, Ben student taught middle school choir at
Wyoming Valley West Middle School in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He also spent time teaching
orchestra, band and choir to students K-12. Since arriving on Kauai, Ben sang with Chamber
Music Kauai’s A Classical Christmas and he currently accompanies the Island School Chorus
along with the church services at Wai’oli Hui’ia in Hanalei. Along with the playing for the Island
Chorus, he also works at with the 1st grade as a teachers assistant. Ben is excited to work on
this project with such a wonderful staff and he cannot wait to start rehearsals!