Ben Wulfman (brass / percussion) is an active freelancer and teacher in the Chicago area. Having received a B.M. degree in French horn performance from the University of Michigan and a M.M. degree in French horn performance from Northwestern University, Wulfman is in demand as an orchestral and chamber music performer.
In his years of performing, Ben has played in the sections of the Orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and many others. He has played as guest principal horn in the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, the Adrian Symphony, and the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. Ben has toured Europe and Asia as a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and studied from members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center.
Through private instruction, Wulfman has guided students of all ages and abilities through the various requirements of school band and orchestra as well as the challenges of regional and state competitions. As a brass clinician and pedagogy advisor, Ben worked with students from the Award-winning programs of the North Farmington High School, in Farmington Hills, MI, and the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, in Canton, MI.
Mr. Wulfman focuses his teaching on building strong fundamentals of brass playing. By practicing and committing to body awareness, self-confidence, strong embouchure, and the study of uninhibited breath, students will develop a great foundation on which to build the technique and finesse required for successful performance. These methods lay the groundwork for any genre of music-making and will make performance and practice much more enjoyable.