Endowed by Dr. D'Arcy Honeycutt and Dr. Tom Spagnolia
Ben is co-owner/operator of Ehrmantraut’s Academy of the Arts with his wife, Kris. They teach children through adults in the areas of music arts, martial arts and dance. He has been a member of the symphony since 1983. Ben is a graduate of Bismarck State College (Associate Degree in Music), Eden Ministries (Two Years Seminary), and a Bachelor Degree in Music Education and Performance from the University of Mary. Ben is also Bassist with the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra. As an artist in residence, Ben teaches Applied Strings at the University of Mary, as well as self-defense and TaeKwonDo at Bismarck State College.