Director of Music
Benjamin Lowell Swanson is a dynamic music educator, tenor vocalist, and visionary choral conductor committed to nurturing a vibrant and inclusive musical community. Serving as the Director of Music at Colonial Beach Baptist Church, he is dedicated to guiding our congregation through the power of music.
Ben's passion for music extends beyond the church walls. As the Artistic Director of Soundwaves Chorale and an instructor at Studio Swanson, a private music studio in Colonial Beach, Virginia, he is wholeheartedly devoted to developing the musical talents of his students. As the Music Teacher at Colonial Beach High School, Ben is breathing new life into the school's music program with his innovative approach.
With a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre Performance and Music Education from James Madison University, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our church. He has also graced prestigious stages alongside esteemed ensembles and artists such as Tenebrae, The King's Singers, and had the privilege of performing with Grammy-nominated artist Josh Groban during his 2015 North American Tour.
Ben's unwavering dedication to the world of music continues to inspire and uplift our community. Join us in celebrating the transformative power of music under his leadership at Colonial Beach Baptist Church.