Bennett Coughlin

Bennett C.

Fayetteville, NY

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Bennett delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+ and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2014

Bennett Coughlin is an active Percussionist and Arts Leader from Syracuse, New York currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Business from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and an Associate's Degree in Music from Onondaga Community College.

As a music industry professional, Bennett was most recently the Marketing and General Operations Intern at Symphoria in Syracuse, New York and was awarded the Thompson Family Endowed Arts Management Scholarship during his tenure with the organization. In January of 2018, he was one of 23 Music Business students selected nationally to intern at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California and was placed with Sabian Cymbals. He was also a recipient of the NAMM President's Innovation Award for outstanding achievement in Music Products during the 2017-18 academic year.

As a performer, Bennett is a founding member of the Avalon Percussion Group, who placed first in the Crane School of Music Chamber Competition in 2018 and were featured guest artists at the 2018 CNY Day of Percussion. He can also be heard on the Syracuse Society for New Music's SAMMY Award-winning album "Music Here and Now." Bennett continues to perform with Avalon Duo and is very active in commissioning new works for percussion. He is currently on the commissioning consortium for two new compositions by award winning composers Vera Stanojevic and Emmanuel Séjourné.

His primary teachers have been Jim Petercsak, Robert Bridge, Jennifer Vacanti, Catherine Meunier, and Kyle Peters.

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Substitute Teacher
Oct 2018 - Present
Cicero-North Syracuse Central School District

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Marketing and General Operations Intern for Symphoria

Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
Sabian Cymbals

Intern for Sabian Ltd. at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. One of 23 Music Business Majors selected to intern at NAMM in 2018.


M.A. Music Leadership
May 2019 - Present
Eastman School of Music
B.M. Music Business
Aug 2016 - May 2018
The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
A.A.S. Music
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Onondaga Community College
Regents Diploma
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Jamesville DeWitt High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


The Crane School of Music Certificate of Merit
May 2018
The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
NAMM President's Innovation Award
Nov 2017
National Association of Music Merchants
Jeffrey Kimball Memorial Percussion Scholarship
May 2017
The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
2nd Place - Crane Chamber Music Competition
Apr 2017
The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
Jun 2013
United States Marine Corps

Photos & Videos

Avalon Duo - A Spanish Groove by Alejandro Viñao
Avalon Percussion - Ritual Music by David Skidmore
Avalon Duo - Apotheosis by Alan Keown
Catching Shadows (Sextet) by Ivan Trevino
José beFORe JOHN5 by Aurel Hollo
Xylophonia by George Hamilton Green

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