Benjamin Amenta began studying piano at the age of eight. His first teacher was the late Sharon Rogers, an associate professor of piano at Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University. As a high school student, Ben was the runner-up for the Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, runner-up for the Birch Creek Performance Center concerto competition and winner of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra’s youth concerto competition. Ben also plays cello and studied with IPO principal cellist Emily Mantell. He received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, studying with Professor Rogers and the English pianist, Graham Scott, and received his Masters degree at the CCPA, studying with noted pedagogue Dr. Ludmila Lazar in May of 2009. In addition, he is a harpsichord student of David Schrader, an organ student of Pat Lee and a coaching student of Dana Brown and attended an intensive harpsichord workshop at the University of Michigan during the summer. Ben began an Artists Certificate program at DePaul University in fall of 2010 and studies withAglika Angelova .
Ben began accompanying at the age of ten. At the university, he has accompanied for degree recitals and choral organizations. He is the new Music Director at Grace Episcopal in New Lenox, Illinois. In addition to his accompanying duties for the Midwest Motet Society, Ben also accompanies at Thornton Township High School.