Ben Bram is a Grammy award-winning arranger, music director, producer, engineer, and educator from Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the USC Thornton School of Music with a degree in music industry and vocal jazz. While at USC, he sang with and directed four-time ICCA champions the SoCal VoCals. It was in this group that he fatefully met a young Scott Hoying, star vocalist from Arlington, TX.
The two combined forces to assemble a supergroup to audition for NBC’s The Sing-Off. The group, named by Scott and Ben after the five-note musical scale, ended up winning that season of the show, and went on to become world-renowned vocal sensation Pentatonix. With Ben as their arranging collaborator, producer, and engineer, Pentatonix has released 4 EPs and 3 full length albums, among which have earned gold, platinum, and double platinum RIAA certifications, two Grammy awards for best a cappella arrangement, and a Billboard #1 album.
In addition to his work with Pentatonix, Ben also has extensive experience in film, TV, and commercial projects. He worked extensively behind the scenes of Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, The Sing-Off, and Glee, providing expertise as an arranger, coach, vocal producer, on set music director, and studio vocalist. In the commercial world, he has worked with clients such as Covergirl, MTV, and Lifetime to contract vocal talent, compose, arrange, produce, and record custom a cappella content for promotional use. Additionally, he has served as choral conductor and contractor for various film and TV projects.
In addition to film, TV, and recording work, Ben enjoys staying involved in the greater a cappella community. Along with Avi Kaplan and Rob Dietz, he co-founded A Cappella Academy, a teen summer intensive designed to train and mentor up-and-coming vocal talents. He is a frequent guest clinician, panelist and judge at various a cappella festivals and competitions, and continues to arrange for scholastic and professional groups alike. In LA, he co-directs, arranges, and sings in his jazz/pop group Level, and has recently created a brand new pop/jazz caroling company, Snowfall.