Assistant Professor of Practice, Ben Yarbrough, is a multi-talented musician from Oxford, Mississippi. He graduated from Delta State University in 2020 with the Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Industry Studies with a concentration in Audio Engineering Technology. In July of 2022, Ben earned the iMBA with a concentration in Entertainment Industry Studies.

Ben toured as guitarist and vocalist of Young Buffalo for 7 years, opening for the popular English band Arctic Monkeys several times, and traveled throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He continues to tour and record with independent artists including Craig Adams, Spencer Thomas, Anne Freeman, Dead Gaze, and DMI graduate Schaefer Llana. Ben has served as live sound engineer in many venues including The Lyric in Oxford and Hey Joe’s in Cleveland. He currently teaches DMI 300 Entertainment Industry Entrepreneurship, DMI 114 Live Sound I, and DMI 314 Live Sound II, in addition to DMI 419 & 420 Record Label Practicum.