Benjamin Carter (b. 2000) is a composer, conductor, pianist, and vocalist who is currently pursuing a B.M. in Music Composition at the University of Louisville. A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Benjamin is also an alumnus of both the Governor’s School for the Arts and the Governor’s Scholars Program. At the University of Louisville, Benjamin studies composition, piano, and sings in the Collegiate Chorale and Cardinal Singers, both under the direction of Dr. Kent Hatteberg. Benjamin is also a member of the Brown Fellows Program, a prestigious academic scholarship program dedicated to attracting and retaining bright, passionate minds for the betterment of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In addition to his musical pursuits at the University of Louisville, Benjamin serves in the music ministries of both Christ Church United Methodist in Louisville and State Street United Methodist in Bowling Green, and occasionally fills in at other United Methodist Churches in the state. In his free time, Benjamin enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, reading, and watching sports. Upon completion of his B.M. in Music Composition, Benjamin plans to attain an M.M. and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, eventually working as a university-level choir director while maintaining an active composition career.