Hailed as “very talented,” Benjamin Schoening is one of the up–and–coming musical talents of his generation. His unique combination of talents and abilities as both conductor and singer has allowed him to gain a unique insight into the music he performs and has caused immediate success as a singer. Dr. Schoening has enjoyed much success as a recitalist throughout the United States and Europe focusing on Art Songs in the English language. His love for and understanding of poetry inspires his work in that area. In addition to performing, Dr. Schoening is a devoted teacher. He has served as a guest clinician for many events in the Midwest, Southwest, and Southeast United States and served as conductor of the 2007 Arizona Northeast Regional Honors Orchestra. In addition to his work in performance, Dr. Schoening also has a special interest in the use of music in the political landscape. This has inspired collaboration both in the classroom co-teaching political science courses, and in the publication of a book on the use of music in presidential campaigns. Dr. Schoening has held teaching positions at Northland Pioneer College (AZ) and the University of Wisconsin – Barron County and is presently an Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Georgia.