Ben Hay to Northeastern State University

Benjamin Hay has been appointed assistant professor of trumpet at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Hay holds degrees from Oklahoma State University (B.M. Performance) and the University of New Mexico (M.M. Performance). He is also pursuing a D.M.A. in Trumpet Performance at the School of Music of the University of Oklahoma. He has served as Instructor of Trumpet for Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK) for two years and since 2010 has also served on the faculty of Tulsa Community College, where he teaches trumpet and coaches chamber brass. 

An active orchestral and freelance musician, Hay is a member of the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College and has performed with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, among others. A frequent soloist and recitalist, Hay has performed solos with the Signature Symphony at TCC, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa’s Starlight Band, as well as numerous high school and college ensembles throughout the region. Recent guest recitals include programs at Oklahoma State University, Oral Roberts University, and Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS).

As a chamber musician, he has performed with the brass quintets of the Signature Symphony, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. He has performed as a member of the University of New Mexico graduate and faculty brass quintets.  

Hay is a member of the professional trumpet ensemble Clarino Collective, which features trumpet professors from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Missouri. Mr. Hay has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a wide range of some of the world’s top performers such as Joseph Alessi, Marshall Gilkes, Slide Hampton, Greg Bissonnette, Tito Carillo, James Dick, JoAnn Falletta, the Irish Tenors, Bernadette Peters, and Johnny Mathis.

Possessing a deep commitment to music education, Mr. Hay maintains a dynamic private trumpet studio of more than twenty students, which consists of students from Owasso, Coweta, Claremore, Sapulpa, Bixby, and Jenks public schools. Students from Hay’s studio consistently win high chairs in All-District and All-State Band auditions, receive Superior ratings at solo and ensemble contests, and are regularly awarded college scholarships.

Mr. Hay’s professional affiliations include the International Trumpet Guild and the American Federation of Musicians (Local 94). Hay’s primary trumpet teachers have been William Ballenger, Jacob Walburn, Dr. Andrew Cheetham, Thomas Booth, Dr. John Marchiando, and Dr. Karl Sievers.

Benjamin Hay

Source: Benjamin Hay, Northeastern State University

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