Pritzker College Prep, Chicago, IL
Benjamin Das founded the music department at Pritzker College Prep in 2007. Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Das first started playing the bass at age 13 and has been performing professionally since high school. He attended Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz performance and music education. In his eight years of teaching in Boston and Chicago, Mr. Das’ commitment to teaching has only deepened. His achievements in music education have been recognized both locally and nationally, and his honors include Fidelity’s Inspire the Future Award (2007), the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Award (2010), and a Fishman Prize finalist (2015).