Benjamin Irom

Professor, Music 9 Month


Department

Music

Courses Taught

MUEN 1124 – Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1122 – Jazz Orchestra
MUEN 1143 – Swing Choir
MUSI 1263 – Jazz Improvisation
MUSI 1116 – Elem. Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUSI 1117 – Elem. Sight Singing/Ear Training II
MUSI 2116 – Adv. Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUSI 2117 – Adv. Sight Singing/Ear Training II
MUSI 1114 – Piano Class I
MUSI 1115 – Piano Class II
MUSI 2114 – Piano Class III
MUSI 2115 – Piano Class IV
MUSI 1308 – Music Literature I
MUSI 1309 – Music Literature II
MUSI 1311 – Music Theory I
MUSI 1312 – Music Theory II
MUSI 2311 – Music Theory III
MUSI 2312 – Music Theory IV
MUSI 1310 – American Music
MUSC 1327 – Audio Engineering I

Education

University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in Composition

University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. in Music

University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. in Music

Teaching Experience

Professor of Music/Director of Jazz Studies (Full Time)
Temple College, Department of Music
August 2001 to present

Adjunct Lecturer of Music (Part Time)
Texas A&M University Central Texas, College of Arts and Sciences
August 2016 to present

Lecturer (Full Time)
Baylor University, Department of Music
August 1998 to May 2000

Assistant Instructor
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Music
January 1996 to May 1998

Adjunct Instructor
Riverside Community College, Department of Music
September 1994 to May 1995

Professional Performances
  • January 2019 – Performed with the Russell Haight Quartet at the Jazz Education Network conference (Reno, NV)
  • April 2015 – Performed with GroovesKool at the 2015 Katy Jazz Festival (Katy, TX)
  • March 2014 – Performed with TC Fusion at the Leander ISD Jazz Festival (Leander,TX)
  • March 2014 – Performed with the Temple College Faculty Jazz Septet at the University of Memphis Jazz Week
  • February 2014 – Performed in David Guidi’s faculty recital at Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX)
  • February 2014 – Performed with the CTJS All-Star Band featuring Calabria Foti at the Fourth Annual CTJS Jazz Party (Temple, TX)
  • May 2013 – Performed with TC colleague Teri Johnson for the Georgetown Symphony Society’s Music Enrichment Program for 4th and 5th graders at the Klett Center for the Performing Arts (Georgetown, TX)
  • April 2013 – Performed with members of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in a concert entitled “The Music of Steely Day” (Fort Myer, VA)
  • September 2012 – Performed in Eric Stone Miller’s faculty recital at Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX)
  • February 2010 – Performed Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert at Huston-Tillotson University for the Austin Chamber Music Center’s 8th Annual Black History Concert (Austin, TX)
  • July & August 2007 – Musical Director/Pianist for the Temple Civic Theater’s production of The Music Man (Temple, TX)
  • January 2007 – Performed with the Temple Jazz Orchestra at the 2007 Conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators in New York.  Among the pieces featured was my arrangement of Michael Brecker’s African Skies.  Also, performed with guest artist Bill Watrous.
  • November 1999 – Guest pianist in concert with the Temple College Jazz Ensemble in Temple, Texas.
  • January 1997 – Performed with the UT Jazz Orchestra at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators in Chicago, Illinois.  Among the pieces featured was my composition A Nod to Cee-Cee.