MERIT COMPANY ORCHESTRA
The Merit Company Orchestra was founded in 2017 to provide beautiful music for all of Merit’s theatrical productions. Bringing together the best musicians to play the finest shows, the Merit Company Orchestra prides itself in being one of the best pit and concert orchestras in the Midwest! Led by award-winning Conductor and Music Director Benjamin Price, the Merit Company Orchestra is a proud partner of Merit Theatre Company, providing the Tri-State with professional family theatre at its finest.
Benjamin Price (Music Director, Conductor) had a rewarding career as an orchestral conductor before taking a break in 2015 to enter the business world. He has served many years as official Conductor and Music Director of various productions, and has enjoyed over 300 conducting engagements throughout his whirlwind career. He is pleased to come out of retirement to join Merit on a new and exciting journey!