As a finger-style guitarist, Benjamin Kammin has extensive experience both as a performer and teacher. He has immersed himself in the music of Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Billy McLaughlin, and many other notable finger-style guitarists. Working closely with finger-style guitar educator and scholar John Stropes, Benjaminís focus is on performing, composing, teaching, and exploring new repertoire. He has participated in master classes with Billy McLaughlin, Alex de Grassi, Pino Forastiere, and Pierre Bensusan. As a graduate student, he was the recipient of a Chancellorís Award and held a teaching/program assistant position for five semesters. Benjamin is the first student to graduate from the M.M. in Guitar Performance in Finger-Style Guitar program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he continues to be directly involved in primary research in finger-style guitar.
Benjamin is currently completing a Master of Music in Musicology degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.