Ben Osborne

Trombone Artist

Ben Osborne

Ben Osborne

Second Trombonist, Austin Symphony
Principal Trombonist, Abilene Philharmonic

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T396-A

Artist Comments

"After trying many different horns over a long period of time, I finally found in the T396-A an instrument which worked with me to create the sound and feel I had been looking for. Performing on this trombone is a truly satisfying experience."


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Ben Osborne began his studies in music with the piano at age 5, and then on trombone at the age of 12. He grew up in Lubbock, TX, where he also received his bachelor's degree in music performance from Texas Tech University in 2002 studying under Don Lucas.

After one year of urban ministry in Chicago, he completed two years of full-time study at Dallas Theological Seminary, earning a certificate of graduate studies. In 2007 Ben finished a master's degree in trombone performance at Southern Methodist University where he studied with John Kitzman.

In 2010 Ben was appointed as Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. He is currently the second trombonist of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and has performed on several occasions both with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. During the 2008-09 season, he served as an acting member of the Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet performing at educational concerts and symphony events. He served as Principal Trombone with the Abilene Philharmonic from 2008-2010.

As a soloist Ben has performed with the Metropolitan Winds in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX, and in recital as a guest artist at Baylor University and at the 2010 Junior International Trombone Festival in Austin, TX.

Ben currently teaches privately in the Austin area, conducts master classes and sectionals in public and private schools, is an active freelancer, and is an artist and clinician with the Edwards Instrument Company.

Latest Blog Post

2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Ermes Giussani

"The T396-A is the best trombone I've used in my career. It has a consistency, an equality, in all registers, excellent intonation, and and ease at extreme dynamics."

Ermes Giussani
Trombonist, Orchestra Teatro di San Carlo