Benjamin Hawkinson is Associate Director of Choirs and Assistant Professor of Music at Millikin University. There he conducts the vocal jazz ensembles OneVoice and BluBop, and the Collegiate Chorale. Additional teaching responsibilities includes courses in High School Choral Methods, and Conducting. Hawkinson is an active clinician, presenter, and researcher. Common presentation topics include Renaissance and Baroque performance practice, vocal improvisation practices of the late Italian Renaissance, interdisciplinary interactions between music and the social sciences, time management for teachers. Dr. Hawkinson holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Northern Arizona University.