Benz holds a Master of Music in Vocal Coaching from Oklahoma City University, where he studied with Jan McDaniel. At OCU, Benz coached productions including Le nozze di Figaro, The Juniper Tree, Anything Goes, Hairspray, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Benz also holds a BM in Vocal Music Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he sang in The Concordia Choir under renowned conductor/composer René Clausen. After Concordia, Anthony spent three years teaching and accompanying choirs in Texas and the middle and high school levels.
Anthony Benz is a Chicago-based pianist and vocal coach. He has spent two years with Des Moines Metro Opera, serving both as apprentice coach during their summer festival season and as music director for their three-month OPERA Iowa outreach tour. At DMMO, he has played and coached productions of La bohème, The Tender Land, and Die Fledermaus. He spent the summer of 2017 as an apprentice coach at the Miami Music Festival, where he coached The Cunning Little Vixen and Dead Man Walking.