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Music educator

Benjamin Erwin Latham, music educator. Named American Museum Ambassador, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1988-1998.


Latham, Benjamin Erwin was born on April 7, 1971 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, United States. Son of Erwin and Shirley Latham.


Bachelor in Music Education, Black Hills State University, 1996. Bachelor of Science in Speech and Theater, Black Hills State University, 1994. M Conducting, California State University, Fresno, 2001.


Actor Black Hills Passion Play, Spearfish, South Dakota, 1990—1997. Producer, director Why Knot Theatre Company, since 1992, Pacificia, California, since 1992. Director music and speech Riverdale (California) High School, 1997—1999.

Director music Corcoran (California) High School, 1999—2001. Carddealer Old Style Saloon Northern 10, Deadwood, South Dakota, 2001—2002. Director bands Cabrillo and Vallemar Schools, Pacifica, since 2002.

Assistant conductor Fresno Wind Ensemble, California State University, Fresno, 1999—2001.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Pacific Tribune. Composer: (symphonic overture) Civic Overture, 2003.


Co-founder, co-director Central Valley United Marching Band, Fresno, 1999—2001. Member, principal trumpet San Francisco Civic Symphony, since 2001. President Civic Symphony Association, since 2003.

Member Skyline College Concert Band, since 2001. South Dakota Boys State auditor American Legion, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1987. Member of American Society of Composers, California Music Educators Association, California Band Directors Association (auditioner since 1997), Lions Club (tail twister 1997-1999).


Erwin Latham

Shirley Latham