Ben Hauser, Second
Benjamin Hauser joined The Florida Orchestra as second trumpet in the fall of 2022. Previously, he was principal trumpet of the Arkansas Symphony and the York Symphony in Pennsylvania.
In 2014, Hauser received his bachelor’s of music from Baylor University, studying with Wiff Rudd and Mark Schubert. He moved closer to home for a master’s degree at Southern Methodist University, studying with Tom Booth of the Dallas Symphony. The beginning of his professional career took him to Washington, D.C., where from 2017-2021 he performed ceremonies, concerts, national tours and educational clinics as a member of the US Navy Band and Brass Quintet.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Hauser studied virtually with Ben Wright of the Boston Symphony, as well as David Bilger of the Philadelphia Orchestra while preparing for auditions. He has performed at a number of summer music festivals including AIMS in Graz-Austria; Round Top; Brevard, Texas; Bay View; Aurora Chamber; and Ticino Musica. At the festivals, he had the opportunity to study with many renowned performers and teachers including Marie Speziale, Raymond Riccomini, Mark Hughes, Neal Berntsen, Susan Slaughter, Brian Buerkle and Bo Nilsson.
In 2021, Hauser was the trumpet soloist for J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the York Symphony. He was a founding member of Apex Brass, a DC-based chamber group that won second prize in the Bucharest International Music Competition in 2021. He is also a passionate teacher, with many years of private teaching and masterclass experience.