About Me

Dr. Benjamin Kornelis

Dr. Benjamin Kornelis
Professor of Music

Phone: (712) 722-6203
Email: Benjamin.Kornelis@dordt.edu

I came to Dordt in 1994 and have the pleasure of directing the Concert Choir, Chorale, Bella Voce, and Kantorei. I also teach Choral Music Education. 

I am passionate about excellence in music and love working with others to explore the diverse world of choral music and to offer our best efforts together joyfully to God!


  • D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Michigan State University
  • M.Mus., Choral Conducting, Western Washington University
  • B.A., Vocal Music Education, Calvin College





  • Choral Director, First Presbyterian Church, Sioux City, IA
  • Choral Director, Covenant Christian Reformed Church, Sioux Center, IA
  • Choral Director, St. John's Lutheran Church, LeMars, IA
  • Organist, Plymouth Congregational Church, Lansing, MI
  • Visiting Director of Choral Activities, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
  • Choral Director, First Covenant Church, Seattle, WA
  • Choral Director, Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA
  • Music Educator, Seattle Preparatory School, Seattle, WA
  • Choral Director, First Presbyterian Church, Bellingham, WA
  • Organist, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Bellingham, WA
  • Music Educator, Lynden Christian School, Lynden, WA
  • Choral Director, Hope Christian Reformed Church, Oak Forest, IL
  • Music Educator, Chicago Christian High School, Palos Heights, IL
  • Choral Director, Hope Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, MI