Adjunct Instructor, Trombone
School of Music 326
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 completed a master’s degree in trombone performance at Southern Methodist University where he studied with John Kitzman.
Ben has served as second trombone of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He performs frequently with the Houston Symphony and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty at the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana. In August of 2010 Ben was appointed as Adjunct Instructor 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, TX, 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 is an artist and clinician with the Edwards Instrument Company.
He currently resides in Conroe, TX with his wife Rachel of three years. They are expecting their first child in November.