(On leave 2019) Dr. Benjamin Fraley is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Percussion andMarching Percussion at Troy University in Troy, AL. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Music Management from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, a Masters of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctor of Music degree from The Florida State University.
A veteran of many musical genres and percussion disciplines, Dr. Fraley has performed and taught throughout the United States and abroad, as well studying throughout Europe and Ghana. He has performed and presented at acclaimed conferences and festivals including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic, the Percussion Festival at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa, Make Music New York, the College Music Society Conference, the National Flute Association Conference, the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, and Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Dr. Fraley is the Principal Percussionist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and performs frequently with Dr. Jennifer Fraley as a member of the Sources Duo, a new music ensemble that brings new or rarely performed works to students and audiences. During the Summer, Dr. Fraley teaches jazz and percussion at the New England Music Camp where he has taught for the past two years. He proudly endorses Pearl/Adams Musical Instruments, Remo Drumheads and Percussion, Innovative Percussion, and Grover Pro Percussion.