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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Lamont Summer Academy

Faculty

Benjamin DeKock

Benjamin de Kock

Dr. Benjamin de Kock received his bachelor and masters degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the instruction of professor Albert Laszlo, and his doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. de Kock first came to Colorado in 2002 to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School. After attending the AMFS for several years he decided to move to Colorado in order to pursue his doctorate.

Currently, Dr. de Kock plays with several orchestras and chamber groups in across the United States. He is principal bass of the San Juan Symphony in Durango, CO, principal bass with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, assistant principal of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, a guest musician with Charleston Symphony in South Carolina, assistant third chair with the Greeley Symphony, and a regular sub with the Colorado Symphony. In addition to his busy performing schedule he is also a Program Lead Teaching Artist for El Sistema Colorado in Denver - a program which teaches orchestral music to inner city schools in Denver.