Ben Van Wienen
Music Librarian & Artistic Coordinator
Ben was promoted to the position of Music Librarian & Artistic Coordinator in 2023 after previously serving as a Rehearsal Assistant for Symphony and Sinfonia West. He holds a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University (NY) and a Bachelor of Music degree in Ethnomusicology from St. Olaf College (MN). Throughout his undergraduate studies, Ben worked as a performance librarian, a music library assistant, and played trumpet in the St. Olaf Band, among other ensembles. Growing up in the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (IL), Ben developed a strong passion for youth orchestras. In his free time, Ben enjoys trying new foods, learning about current tech, and studying languages.