The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
The Hyatt Regency • Columbus, Ohio • 5.26.20 – 5.30.20
Session: The Pedagogy Behind Duets: Improving Practice and Performance Together
Benjamin Hay is a trumpeter and educator based in Northeastern Oklahoma. Benjamin holds degrees from Oklahoma State University (B.M. Performance), the University of New Mexico (M.M. Performance), and the University of Oklahoma (D.M.A Performance). In the fall of 2017, Dr. Hay joined the faculty of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK as Instructor of Music (Trumpet/Theory). Prior to his appointment at NSU, Dr. Hay served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Tulsa Community College.
Benjamin is a member of Tulsa’s Signature Symphony and frequently performs with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Additional performances include appearances with Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, and he New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. A frequent soloist, Hay has performed guest recitals throughout the United States. Hay has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a wide range of the world’s top performers such as JoAnn Falletta, Benjamin Zander, Eric Whitacre, Michael Daugherty, Walter White, Wayne Bergeron, the Four Tops, the Irish Tenors, Bernadette Peters, and Johnny Mathis.
Benjamin’s primary trumpet teachers have been Andrew Cheetham, Jacob Walburn, Thomas Booth, John Marchiando, and Karl Sievers. Hay serves as a music reviewer and conference reporter for the ITG Journal, and is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the American Federation of Musicians (Local 94). Benjamin Hay is a Conn-Selmer/Vincent Bach endorsing artist.