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Kornelis, Benjamin

Benjamin Kornelis is a native of Lynden, Washington and holds degrees from Calvin College, Western Washington University, and Michigan State University. He has been Director of Choral Activities at Dordt College since 1994. A frequent guest clinician and conductor, he has directed the Iowa Opus Ninth-Grade Mixed Honor Choir and the Northwest Iowa Honor Choir, and has served as director of the Siouxland Boys Choir. At Dordt he directs the Concert Choir, Chorale, Bella Voce, and Kantorei, and teaches choral music education. Kornelis is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society, and was the recipient of the 2008 Iowa Choral Directors Association/Iowa Composers Forum Choral Composition Commission award; his choral compositions have been published by MorningStar Music Publishers, Adoro Music, and Boosey & Hawkes. He has sung solo roles for the Sioux County Oratorio and is a member of the South Dakota Chorale, a professional vocal ensemble in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Choral music by Benjamin Kornelis