Works Performed in 2011: 4/17 St. Mark Passion, Hollywood, FL; 5/12 Overture in Black and Silver, Ives Estates, FL

Kenneth R. Benoit was born on October 12, 1952 in Coral Gables, Florida. After graduating from Miami High, he earned an Associate in Arts in Music Education from Miami-Dade Community College, Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of West Florida, Master of Music in Theory/Composition from the University of Miami, Master of Science in Library Science from Florida State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Louisiana State University. Dr. Benoit has completed commissions from the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Louisiana State University New Music Ensemble, Miami Beach Community Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School. Part of his "Overture in Black and Silver" for Krop High has been adopted as the school's Alma Mater. Ken's compositions have been performed in 19 states and in Austria, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Switzerland. He has contributed articles on music to "Encyclopedia USA" and has written articles for "20th Century Music". He is currently on the faculty of Broward College (North Campus) and lives in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Contact Dr. Benoit at either or

WORKS BY KENNETH R. BENOIT (available from the composer): Adagio and Scherzo (orchestra); Air (4 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli, bass); Arkansas Variations (concert band); The Commodore's March (concert band); Elegy for E.F.G. (2 clarinets, alto clarinet, bass clarinet); Fantasia on "Nun Danket" (concert band); Fantasia on "Nun Danket" (organ); Fantasia on "Shule Aroon" (piano); God So Loved the World (SATB with organ); Hometown Overture (concert band); The House of the Lord (a cantata for SATB with piano and optional praise band); Indecision for Brass Quintet; A Leader's Prayer (a cappella SATB choir); Missa Fa-Fa (SSATTB, a cappella); North Miami March (concert band); Overture in Black and Silver (concert band); Pater noster for Baritone and String Quartet; St. Luke Passion (SATB chorus and keyboard), Sonata for Flute and Piano; Sonata for Horn and Piano; Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano; Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano; Suite for Marimba; Suite No. 2 for Piano; Suite No. 3 for Piano; Suite for Solo Violin; Symphony No. 3 in D (2-2-2-2, 2-2-0-0, timpani, strings); Trio for Alto Sax, Vibraphone, and String Bass; Variations on "Picardy" for Handbells; Viola in Vienna (viola and 2 clarinets). Available from Imagine Music: Five Flags Suite for Band