Benjamin Bergey is an energetic and passionate musician, whose conducting has been described as "captivating" and "communicative." He began on the piano and violin at age 6, and works now as a conductor, educator, and church musician.
Bergey is conductor of the Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Orchestra (Harrisonburg, VA) and the Rapidan Orchestra (Orange, VA). He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at JMU, where he was assistant conductor with the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Opera Orchestra. He is also an adjunct instructor for Aural Skills and Fundamentals of Music.
Bergey serves as the director of the Harrisonburg Sacred Arts, a non-profit organization that shares sacred arts through a weekend festival. He also serves on the advisory board for the Shenandoah Bach Festival.
Bergey is the Director of Music at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. He also serves as the Music Editor on the new Mennonite Worship and Song Collection Committee.
Bergey is married to his beautiful wife Kate, who together have one daughter, and they love to garden, bike, hike, and travel.