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About Ben Lostocco

Ben Lostocco is a freelance trumpet player and teacher based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He regularly performs in a variety of settings and styles, including orchestral, chamber, jazz, theater, church, and solo. Groups include Symphony of the Potomac, Georgetown Chorale and National Christian Choir, plus a feature with Jazz One in “A Tribute to Miles Davis” at An Die Musik in Baltimore. In addition, Ben appears frequently with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, a group hailed by the Washington Post as “the premier American ragtime orchestra.” He can be heard playing cornet on Peacherine’s forthcoming album, Elite Syncopations (July 2017). Outside of his active performance schedule, Ben maintains a private studio of trumpet students aged beginner to high school.

Originally from Newington, CT, Ben received his first musical training at the Hartt School of Music Community Division. As a freelance trumpeter in Connecticut, Ben has performed at the Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Westminster School, with his most recent engagement having been a month-long run of Chicago. He has also subbed with Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra at Black-Eyed Sally’s in downtown Hartford.
 
Ben is currently a student at the University of Maryland, where he expects to graduate in May 2017 with a B.M. in trumpet performance. At Maryland, he has been a member of the symphony orchestra, wind orchestra, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, repertoire orchestra, and several chamber groups. Recent performances have included principal trumpet on: Debussy’s La Mer, Bach Cantata 172, and "Jupiter" from Holst's The Planets in a side-by-side concert with the United States Marine Band. During the summers, he has attended National Music Festival (2016) and Bar Harbor Brass Week (2015). Ben is a student of Chris Gekker and Steve Hendrickson.

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