Benjamin Elliott is entering his fourth year of an undergraduate Piano Performance degree in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University studying under Edward Auer. A native of Fishersville in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, he has received accolades in many Virginia competitions and festivals, including eleven consecutive “superior” ratings at the Eastern Mennonite University Piano Festival. He has attended the MasterWorks Festival as well as the Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop, where he won the classical concerto competition and performed with the IU Summer Philharmonic under conductor David Neely. His masterclass appearances include classes taught by Ann Schein, Martin Jones, Eugene Alcalay, and others. Additionally, he has premiered and recorded works for solo piano, four-hand piano, and piano trio by Virginia composer Joseph Kornicke. Elliott is also comfortable in collaborative roles; he has a combined eleven years of experience as pianist at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, VA, Hope Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, IN, and Indiana University Reformed University Fellowship, and he has held accompanying positions for numerous choral ensembles in Virginia churches and schools. He is highly active as a collaborator in the Jacobs School and has been coached by Professor Anne Epperson, Eli Eban, James Campbell, Carlos Montané, and many others.