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Benjamin Hay

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Benjamin Hay

hayb@nsuok.edu

  • Associate Professor
    Music

Bio

Benjamin Hay is a trumpeter and educator based in Northeastern Oklahoma. Benjamin holds degrees from Oklahoma State University (B.M. Performance), the University of New Mexico (M.M. Performance), and the University of Oklahoma (D.M.A Performance). In the fall of 2017, Dr. Hay joined the faculty of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK as Assistant Professor of Music (Trumpet/Theory). Prior to his appointment at NSU, Dr. Hay served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Tulsa Community College, where he taught applied trumpet, applied horn, music theory, jazz improvisation, jazz combo, and chamber brass. Benjamin is a member of Tulsas Signature Symphony, Bartlesville Symphony, and frequently performs with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. A frequent recitalist, Dr. Hay has performed guest solo recitals in throughout the United States. Dr. Hays primary trumpet teachers have been Andrew Cheetham, Jacob Walburn, Thomas Booth, John Marchiando, and Karl Sievers. Dr. Hay is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist.
Trumpet performance
Trumpet pedagogy
Commissioning and performing new music
Electronic music
Trumpet performance and pedagogy
Chamber music performance
Jazz performance and pedagogy
Music Theory I/II

Performances:

  • November 2018 - November 2018, Music Performance - Participation, Tulsa Wind Symphony (Tulsa, Ok, USA)
    Tulsa Wind Symphony
  • March 2018 - March 2018, Music Performance - Full Solo Recital, (Tahlequah, OK, US)
  • October 2018 - October 2018, Music Performance - Full Solo Recital, (Tahlequah, OK, US)
  • October 2017 - October 2017, Music Performance - Participation, (Pittsburg, KS, US)
  • July 2019 - July 2019, Music Performance - Participation, Professors of the Southeast (Miami, FL, US)
    Professors of the Southeast
  • December 2017 - December 2017, Music Performance - Symphony Orchestra Member, Principal, Bartlesville Choral Society (Bartlesville, Ok, US)
    Bartlesville Choral Society
  • January 2019 - January 2019, Music Performance - Participation, Bixby HS Wind Ensemble (Tulsa, OK, US)
    Bixby HS Wind Ensemble
  • September 2019 - September 2019, Music Performance - Full Solo Recital, (Tahlequah, OK, US)
  • August 2013 - , Music Performance - Symphony Orchestra Member, Other, Signature Symphony at TCC (Tulsa, OK, USA)
    Signature Symphony at TCC
  • April 2017 - April 2017, Music Performance - Full Solo Recital, (Charleston, IL, USA)

Courses Taught:

  • MUSIC THEORY I (HARMONY) - MUS 2553 - Fall 2020
  • INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ IMPROV - MUS 2931 - Fall 2020
  • JAZZ COMBOS - MUS 3661 - Fall 2020
  • CHAMBER MUSIC - MUS 3671 - Fall 2020
  • TRUMPET - MUS 2352 - Spring 2020
  • MUSIC THEORY II (HARMONY) - MUS 2563 - Spring 2020
  • INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ IMPROV - MUS 2931 - Spring 2020
  • HORN - MUS 2372 - Spring 2020
  • HONORS RESEARCH II - MUS 3402 - Spring 2020
  • HONORS RESEARCH IV - MUS 4401 - Spring 2020