Noel Benkman
Music Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division
     (925) 639-2954

Foothill campus
Office Hours:
Virtual (Online) Office Hours: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm
- Phone/text 925.639.2954 or
- By prior arrangement: Skype video conferencing (tag is "noel.benkman")
- Also, any other time by appointment.

Contact: email only before April 6th.

Course information:
I teach MUS 001 - Introduction to Music - online. For more information about the class visit http://globalaccess.wikispaces.com .

I currently teach music at Foothill College. Over the course of my career I have taught at seven California community colleges. I have performed on numerous concert tours throughout China and in 2006 I was awarded Honorary Visiting Professor of Music by Shanxi Art College in Taiyuan, China. I performed the Rhapsody in Blue with the New American Orchestra in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics in Los Angeles and for 60,000 people at the Qingdao International Festival but am more at home performing in an intimate venue or someone’s living room.

In addition to recitals in Asia and the United States, I performed in Music in the Mountains in Yosemite National Park. My CD Yosemite Suite has been featured on National Public Radio. I also have composed and recorded music for independent films and the theme music for the television series Culture Shock News.

B.Mus. San Francisco Conservatory of Music
M.Mus. Stony Brook University

Last update: 2016-03-23
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