Ben Osborne

Second Trombonist, Austin Symphony Orchestra

Ben Osborne began his studies in music with the piano at age five, and then on trombone at the age of 12. He grew up in Lubbock, Texas, 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. Ben holds a master’s degree in trombone performance (2007) from Southern Methodist University where he studied with John Kitzman.

Ben has served as Second Trombonist of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He performs frequently with the Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras, and is on the faculty at the MasterWorks Festival. In August of 2010, Ben was appointed as Lecturer of Trombone at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

As a soloist, Ben has performed with the Metropolitan Winds in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, the Sam Houston State Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and in recital as a guest artist at Baylor University, the University of Central Arkansas, Southern Methodist University, Texas State University, and Sam Houston State University.

Ben resides in Conroe, Texas, with his wife, Rachel, and their son, Zeke Samuel.

“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.
While learning to double on bass, I tried out the B454-CR-E and was hooked right away. It is easy to get the colors I need in the various registers, and makes working through the unique aspects of bass enjoyable and rewarding.”

Ben Osborne