North Smithfield High School, North Smithfield, RI
Fritz Benz is the new Instrumental Music Director at South Kingstown High School in Wakefield, Rhode Island where he conducts the school’s Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles.
He is the former Director and Department Chair at North Smithfield High School in Rhode Island where he conducted all of the school’s instrumental ensembles. Additionally, he served as adjunct faculty at Providence College for 10 years where he taught Secondary Instrumental Methods, and currently guest lectures at the University of Rhode Island. Fritz holds degrees in music education from URI and the University of South Carolina.
He has conducted All-State bands and adjudicated festivals throughout Southeastern New England and will direct this year’s RI Jr. Division All-State Jazz Band. Fritz maintains a busy schedule as an active performer, both as a regular member of the local RI band, Brass Attack and freelance musician.