SMSgt Benjamin J. Park


Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Park is a baritone vocalist and superintendent of the Singing Sergeants, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. A native of San Diego, California, his career in the Air Force began in April 2007.

Park earned a Bachelor of Arts in music with honors in 2002 from the University of California, Berkeley, where he won the Eisner Prize in Music for Voice and was awarded a University of California Regents Scholarship. He also studied at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien. Following his undergraduate studies, he pursued graduate work at the Peabody Conservatory where he earned a Master of Music in 2005 and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera in 2006. While at Peabody, he earned the George Woodhead Prize for voice and a Peabody Merit Scholarship. He frequently performed with the Peabody Opera, including the title role in its production of "Falstaff." Park received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland in 2016.

Park's teachers have included John Shirley-Quirk, Sebastian Vittucci and David Gordon. He has worked with many notable musicians including Kent Nagano, Max van Egmond and Alan Curtis, and has performed with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore and the Youth Orchestra of America. He currently sings with the Choir of Men at the Washington National Cathedral.