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Chouinard, Ben

He is a bass trombonist and teacher who studied at the Peabody Conservatory, Northwestern University and Pennsylvania State University.  Taking part in several competitions he won the 1998 bass trombone National Solo Competition which took part in the Eastern Trombone Workshop.

Appearing with many orchestras and ensembles he has been heard performing with the Baltimore Opera, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Harrisburg Symphony, Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass , the Richmond Symphony, the National Symphony, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra and was the Acting Bass Trombonist in the 2000-1 season for the Kennedy Center Opera House.

He has been heard on radio and television broadcasts on several occasions and his recordings include Ancient Airs for Brass and Organ and Dances With Brass, which he also did the cover art for, with the Washington Symphonic Brass. As a teacher he has been a member of the faculty of several education institutions, which include the Peabody Preparatory, Morgan State University, Towson University and various community colleges in Baltimore, Maryland.

Here’s Vincent DiMartino and The Washington Symphonic Brass performing their version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Fantasy”….