About Ben Constantinides
Get to know Ben Constantinides
As a freelance musician, educator, and performer, Ben Constantinides has toured throughout the United States and Canada, having significant experience with contrasting styles and genres of music. As a freelancing musician in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, he has recorded, performed, and arranged music with numerous ensembles including the Melting Pot Big Band, the Maryland Band Directors Band, Stacked Like Pancakes during their 2018 US tour, the Mike Kamuf’s Little Big Band, and numerous ensembles through the Washington Talent Agency including Millennium, Onyx, Spectrum, Black Tie, and Encore. While serving as the Artist in Residence at Damascus United Methodist Church, he formed the DUMC Brass Ensemble which toured with the Charles Wesley Singers across North Carolina during their summer tour.
While pursuing his master’s degree, Ben Constantinides performed and taught throughout Manitoba and North Dakota, performing on French horn for numerous theatre productions, serving as the tuba and trombone instructor at the International Music Camp at the International Peace Gardens, and touring to Las Vegas to perform at the Downtown Container Park. He also performed with University of Manitoba's Orchestra as the principal trombonist for their shared performance with Brandon University's Orchestra before he formed the Victoria Avenue Brass Quartet, which traveled to perform with the Manitoba Trombone Collective.
During his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he served as the principal trombonist for the Fayetteville Symphony and the Raleigh Symphony. He was also a member of the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, a regular substitute for the Camel City Jazz Orchestra, a clinician at the North Carolina Trombone Festival, and co-founded the rock/pop-based band DSG. Ben holds a Master of Music degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.