FACULTY

Ben Goheen - Junior Strings Director, Cello

Ben Goheen

Ben Goheen holds his MMus degree in cello performance from UBC, where he graduated in 2008. Since then he has enjoyed performing with several symphonies in BC’s lower mainland including Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as well as Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Symphony.

He loves performing with a wide variety of chamber ensembles including the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and his own Trio Amitié; and as an active soloist, he has enjoyed the opportunity to perform for a season with Ballet de Printemps, for festivals such as Vancouver’s Sonic Boom, and for countless concerts and studio recordings. As an instructor of over ten years, Ben has been on faculty for several music schools, including Surrey (Studio G Music), Langley (LCMS), Abbotsford (CVAM), and as far as Lillooet (Fountainview Academy). He has also been a dynamic coach and guest conductor with several ensembles including Surrey Youth Symphony and Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, and has been on faculty for various summer music camps.

Ben continues to appreciate the camaraderie that develops from the time and energy devoted to all things music — with both professionals and students alike. When he is not practising or performing, he loves spending time in the garden or doing just about anything with his wife and growing family.


Sean Mooney, Choir Accompanist

Sean Mooney has been accompanying choirs, collaborating with other musicians, and teaching piano in the Comox Valley for many years. He is well known for his versatility, virtuoso piano skills, and his ability to convey the subtleties of any style of music.  Sean earned his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in Ontario and was a top competitor in piano competitions.

Sean’s friendly, easy-going nature makes working with him a pleasure. He teaches private piano lessons in Comox, accompanies a wide variety of choral groups, and annually performs momentous piano works.

Sean Mooney