Ben Bussey is a musician and teaching artist based in Minneapolis, MN. His work on trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, and sousaphone cover a wealth of genres and reflect a keen interest in music education for all ages and abilities. His creative projects include playing and writing for Brass & BodyWorks and the Paper Clips. He is also bass trombonist for the Encore Wind Ensemble, and appears regularly with The New Standards, The Shabby Road Orchestra, and McNasty Brass Band. He is Professor of Low Brass at Concordia University, St Paul and serves on the MacPhail Center for Music faculty as a low brass instructor, ensemble clinician, and Partnership Development Representative.
Ben is an active guest artist, clinician, and adjudicator for music programs throughout the region, and is a leader in the area of virtual instruction. His wide range of teaching and performing experiences provide a unique lens for students as they develop their skills as musicians.
Ben holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (BM Music Ed, 2008) and McNally Smith College of Music (MM Trombone, 2015). His teachers include Scott Agster, Pete Whitman, Adi Yeshaya, John Tranter, Tom Ashworth, Dave Werden, & Jerry Luckhardt. He is a coffee enthusiast & avid baseball fan.