Benjamin Loeb is an accomplished nonprofit administrator, piano soloist and chamber musician, conductor, arranger, educator, and entrepreneur. He holds a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory in Conducting, as a student of Gustav Meier, a Master in Music from the Curtis Institute and a Doctor in Musical Arts from the Juilliard School in Accompanying and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. He grew up in Dallas, but has lived in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, El Paso, and Davenport Iowa, in addition to his travels around the world as a musician.
Before coming to CBI, Benjamin Loeb served as the Executive Director of the Quad City (Iowa) Symphony Orchestra from 2013 through 2017 when he oversaw the QCSO’s 100th Anniversary, the return to balanced budgets, and a transformation of marketing strategies. He has also served as Executive Director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and as Music Director of the 2011 New Hampshire Music Festival. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Conducting Workshop and Festival, now in its eighteenth year, hosted by orchestras around the world, most recently the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Loeb’s far-ranging interests do not limit him to administration or music; he has directed plays, cooked gourmet meals for 65, tutored over 500 people in test preparation for the Princeton Review, and played and enjoyed almost every sport. Moreover (or most important), he is a lifetime Dallas Cowboys fan. He loves coming to Congregation Beth Israel to be in Scottsdale with his wife, Quyen, his 13-year-old daughter, Anna Sofia Uni, his 11-year-old, Lulu Ladybug, and 8-year-old son Ryan “Taco”.