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Hochstein Brass Faculty - Ben-David Aronson

Instrument/Department: Low Brass/Woodwinds Brass & Percussion, Chamber Music Ensembles

Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2011


Ben-David Aronson is an active trombonist and music educator 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, Erie Philharmonic, and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras. He also performs with the Bemus Bay Pops, Finger Lakes Opera, and Syracuse Opera. As a 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, where they represented Rochester in its 50th anniversary celebration of cultural partnership with Würzburg. In 2013, they produced and released an album: Hohenfels On Tap. Ben-David also enjoys playing with Orquesta Antonetti, one of Rochester’s premiere salsa orchestras, and he also can be heard playing sackbut, the trombone’s Renaissance forerunner, with the Christ Church Schola Cantorum.

Ben-David holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with RPO Principal Trombonist Mark Kellogg. He also 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 Penn State School of Music, where he was Teaching Assistant to Professor Mark Lusk.

In addition to teaching low brass at Hochstein, Aronson is a mentor for the Eastman Community Music School’s New Horizons program, and serves on the faculties of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and SUNY Geneseo.

More About Ben-David Aronson

Hometown: Staten Island, NY.

Why the arts matter: I can think of no better way to help people learn to express themselves and better understand each other.

Favorite things to do in the Rochester area: Hiking and cycling!

When I'm not at Hochstein, you can find me: Visiting my really cute baby nephew Jacob.

My favorite local restaurant: Sinbad’s.

Favorite TV show: All things Star Trek.