Ben Baron 80 Haven Ave, 5F, New York NY, 10032
Instruments:Bassoon, Theory

Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:3 years
Rate:$50 / hr


Personal Statement

I am currently accepting students at all levels. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions or visit my website at the above link.

Bassoonist Ben Baron recently received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School having studied with Patricia Rogers. While at The Juilliard School, Mr. Baron performed with The Juilliard Orchestra and the schools contemporary music ensembles, Axiom and the New Juilliard Ensemble. Mr. Baron is an active freelance musician in New York City, performing with NOVUS NY, the NY Chamber Virtuosi, The Chelsea Symphony, Camerata Notturna and is presently a substitute musician with Symphony in C in Camden, NJ.

This season, Mr. Baron performed the Mozart Bassoon Concerto with the Chelsea Symphony and Kyung Hung Kim conducting. He gave a solo recital in New Yorks Paul Hall and may be heard on the newly released CD Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans. This summer Mr. Baron will be attending the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and be a fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival.

Raised in New Jersey, Mr. Baron began studying bassoon at the age of nine. A graduate of Juilliard Pre-College under Marc Goldberg, he has since studied at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival with John Clouser, the Eastern Music Festival and at Mannes College with Leonard Hindell. Mr. Baron currently resides in Manhattan and is on the faculty of the Simons Pond Music School. This fall, Mr. Baron will begin studies for a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Kim Laskowski. Striving to bring classical music to a larger public, he can frequently be found performing in the New York subway system, explaining to captivated listeners that it is a bassoon, not a didgeridoo.

Education / Training

The Juilliard School – Bachelor of Music 2012
The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, graduate 2008

Additional studies at Mannes College The New School for Music, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival.

Major teachers include: Kim Laskowski, Patricia Rogers, Leonard Hindell, Marc Goldberg, Robert Wagner

Ben Baron