Ben Fairfield, originally from Staunton, VA, is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM and a freelance performing artist across the United States. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in trumpet performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from James Madison University. His primary teachers include Craig Morris, Gilbert Johnson, and James Kluesner. He has also studied with Philip Smith, Michael Sachs, and Chris Gekker.
Ben has taught at Auburn University, Barry University, and the University of Miami, and was a member of the United States Continental Army Band at Ft. Monroe, VA. He has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, the Florida Grand Opera, the Palm Beach Opera, the Miami City Ballet, and the Miami Bach Society. He has been a featured soloist with the United States Continental Army Band and several orchestras, performing works ranging from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 to Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and Copland’s Quiet City. He has also performed at the conferences of the International Trumpet Guild, the American Bandmasters Association, and the Virginia Music Educators Association, and in many of the nation’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.