Ben Bussey is a musician, educator, and arranger based in Minneapolis, MN. His work on trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, and sousaphone cover a wide range of music genres and reflect a keen interest in education at all levels of the music business. His current projects include playing and writing for Brass & BodyWorks, the Paper Clips, and the Above Average Tuba Quartet. He was recently appointed the new bass trombonist for the Encore Wind Ensemble, and appears regularly with The New Standards stage band, The Shabby Road Orchestra, and McNasty Brass Band. He is Professor of Low Brass at Concordia University, St Paul and serves on the faculty of the MacPhail Center for Music as a low brass instructor and ensemble clinician.
He is an active guest artist, coach, and adjudicator for music programs throughout the region, and is a leader in the area of distance learning & virtual instruction. His wide range of teaching and performing experiences provide a unique lens for students as they develop their skills as musicians.
A Minneapolis native, Ben holds degrees from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (BM Music Ed, 2008) and McNally Smith College of Music (MM Trombone, 2015). His teachers in performing, arranging, conducting, and improvisation include Scott Agster, Pete Whitman, Adi Yeshaya, John Tranter, Tom Ashworth, Dave Werden, & Jerry Luckhardt. He is a coffee enthusiast & avid baseball fan.
Favorite non-musical hobby: Cooking, reading, baseball
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