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ABOUT

Ben Hausman (they/he) is a percussionist and composer based in the Maryland area. Ben is currently a M.M student from the University of Delaware. They have studied with Gene Koshinski, Tim Broscious, Michelle Humphreys, Frank Russo, Jon Seligman, and Will Redman, holding a B.M in Percussion Performance from Towson University. As a composer and performer, Ben works closely with electronics, heavily involving themselves with electroacoustic music, using both live electronic and fixed media. Their compositions have been performed at Towson University, Penn State University, and Princeton University. 

Outside of solo work, Ben is a part of Matchstick Percussion, a Maryland/D.C. based percussion quartet set to ignite creativity, celebrate inclusivity, and transform percussion repertoire. With Matchstick, Ben has had the chance to perform alongside renowned ensembles such as the 21st Century Consort, So Percussion, and Sandbox Percussion. Further with Matchstick, Ben has been a part of feature length works including John Luther Adams’ Earth and the Great Weather and the world premiere of Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision alongside members of the So Percussion Summer Institute and the University of Michigan percussion studio.

 

Ben has also served as an educator for the past six years, teaching both marching and classical percussion to both highschool and college students. He served as a marching band tech for Havre De Grace High School, Meade High School, Perry Hall High School, and Northeast High School, teaching both front ensemble and battery. Furthermore, in the classical lens Ben has coached percussion ensembles both throughout their undergraduate studies at Towson, but also at the University of Delaware, serving as a Teaching Assistant both for the Percussion Studio and for the World Percussion class, teaching Brazilian, Arabic, West-African, and fusion styles of drumming. 

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