Benton Blasingame, the organist for Rochester Christian Reformed Church in Penfield, N.Y., was recently one of the featured organists at a concert to be broadcast on Pipedreams Live!, a PBS program that airs on 150 stations across the United States.
Blasingame is a first-year student at the highly acclaimed Eastman School of Music and a recent graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. He has won numerous awards, including first prize in the high school division of the 2007 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition.
Blasingame says he felt privileged to be part of Pipedreams Live! because the program, hosted by Michael Barone, helps keep the organ world alive, interesting, and exciting.