Mr. Benjamin Maclay

Instructor, Music Department

Biography

Bassoonist Ben Maclay enjoys a diverse, freelance career. Based out of Huntsville, Ben performs frequently with the Huntsville and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestras and plays Second Bassoon with the Meridian Symphony in Mississippi. In the past, he has also performed with the Mobile and Shoals Symphonies. Ben has a strong passion for teaching bassoon and the mentorship that comes with teaching. He maintains an active studio of almost a dozen dedicated bassoon students. In 2018, Ben taught at The University of Alabama as a sabbatical replacement. As a guest artist, Ben has taught at the summer programs for The University of Alabama in Birmingham and The University of Montevallo. He holds degrees in Music Performance from Pennsylvania State University and The University of Alabama and currently serves as Bassoon Instructor for UAH and the University of North Alabama.

Education

  • Master of Music Performance, Pennsylvania State University
  • Master of Business Administration, University of North Alabama
  • Bachelor of Music Performance, The University of Alabama