Ben David Aronson

Ben David AronsonBen David Aronson is an avid trombonist and music educator in the Rochester
community and throughout Upstate New York. He performs regularly with
Symphoria, Central New York’s new symphonic orchestra in Syracuse, as well as
with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Erie Philharmonic, and the RPO. He also
performs with the Bemus Bay Pops, Finger Lakes Opera, and Syracuse Opera. As
chamber musician, he is a member of the Plymouth Brass Quintet and the Hohenfels
Trombone Quartet. In the summer of 2014, the Hohenfels Quartet traveled to
Rochester’s sister city of Würzburg, Germany under the auspices of the
International Sister Cities of Rochester. They represented Rochester in its 50th
anniversary celebration of cultural partnership with Würzburg. In the fall of 2013,
they produced and released an album together: Hohenfels On Tap. Ben David also
enjoys playing with Orquesta Antonetti, one of Rochester’s premiere salsa
orchestras, and he can also be heard playing sackbut, the trombone’s Renaissance
forerunner, with the Christ Church Schola Cantorum at their Sunday evening
Compline service.

Ben David is a Doctor of Musical Arts, earning his degree from the Eastman School of
Music studying with RPO principal trombonist Mark Kellogg. At Eastman, Dr.
Aronson was privileged to perform as a member of the Eastman Trombone Choir.
He appeared with the Choir, winners of the Emory Remington Trombone Choir
Competition, at the 2011 International Trombone Festival in Nashville. In 2013, he
was also honored to perform in the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s 60th Anniversary
celebration and participated in its tour to MusicFest Canada, held at the University
of Toronto. In 2014, he recorded a new CD with the EWE featuring the music of Jeff
Tyzik. Ben David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of
Rochester’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a Master of Music in Trombone
Performance from the Penn State School of Music, where he was Teaching Assistant
to Mark Lusk and the Penn State Trombone Choir.

Dr. Aronson is a mentor for the Eastman Community Music School’s New Horizons
program, where he coaches low brass and directs the Antique Brass Ensemble. He is
a brass faculty member of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as at the
Hochstein School of Music and Dance, teaching trombone, low brass, and brass
chamber music. Each summer he assists the faculty of the Eastman Summer
Trombone Institute and teaches on the chamber music faculty at the Chautauqua
Music Camp.

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