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Noel Benkman

Music Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division

(925) 639-2954



Foothill campus
Office Hours:
Phone/text 925.639.2954 or


Noel Benkman currently performs throughout the Bay Area. He performed on numerous concert tours throughout China and was awarded Honorary Visiting Professor of Music by Shanxi Art College in Taiyuan, China. He performed the Rhapsody in Blue with the New American Orchestra in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics in Los Angeles and for 60,000 people at the Qingdao International Festival in China.

20th Century Music wrote, "Superb performance... he shows that rare talent of performing music as if creating it on the spot... Pianist Noel Benkman plays with an aplomb and fluidity that only years of experience may allow." The Yosemite Conservancy described his performances at the Ahwanhee Hotel in Yosemite as, "It was magical - an intimate performance by a talented artist.”

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - B.Mus.
Stony Brook University - M.Mus.
Stanford University - Classical Studies

Last update: 2016-11-26
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