Ben Hay

Trumpet Performer and Educator

Ben Hay is a trumpet player and teacher based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He serves as Artist Instructor of Trumpet at Northeastern State University and Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Tulsa Community College.


Apr
20
8:30 AM08:30

Lacey Hays Residency at NSU

Dr. Lacey Hays will teach lessons and present a masterclass for all music students at Northeastern State University.  

Dr. Lacey Hays, founding member and director of DFW Brass, grew up on a farm in central Oklahoma and began playing the trumpet in 5th grade. Before beginning her Undergraduate studies, she was named an Emerson Scholar and attended Interlochen. Dr. Hays has enjoyed a career in numerous settings and has performed with orchestras throughout Europe as well as North, South and Central America.  She has also given masterclasses and clinics throughout the US and South/Central America.  Comfortable with numerous styles, Dr. Hays has performed with Johnny Mathis numerous times, has played lead trumpet for Broadway Tours such as Matilida and If/Then at the AT&T Center in Dallas, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Verdi Opera House in Italy and the Classical Music Festival in Austria.

Dr. Hays previously held a position at the Verdi Opera House in Trieste, Italy and has performed at numerous music festivals including The Second International Brass Festival (Mexico), The Aspen Music Festival (Colorado), Young Euro Festival (Berlin), Spoleto (Italy), Spoleto USA (South Carolina), Le Domain Forget (Canada), Great Waters International Music Festival (New Hampshire), Le Festival Bel Canto (Québec), Snape Maltings (England), Festival de Musique de Monton (France), Musica Riva Festival (Italy), and Campos do Jordao Music Festival (Brasil). Dr. Hays co-founded Les Femmes Five Quintet, an all female brass quintet that performs and teaches in Panama (Central America).

n addition to participating in several recording projects, Dr. Hays can be heard on multiple DVDs, including: The Legacy, a documentary featuring the Youth Orchestra of the Americas where she can be heard playing principal trumpet of Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra" under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel (Lobo Productions) and Messa Da Requiem with Placido Domingo conducting Verdi's Requiem which was recorded and videoed in Munich, Germany (Glor Music Productions). Dr. Hays has also recorded for PIPE DREAMS, and Internationally Syndicated Broadcast. Currently Dr. Hays performs throughout DFW as a freelance artist, and often serves as a clinician and adjudicator, and is a member of the Blast of Brass Ensemble.

Enthusiastic about teaching, Dr. Hays is on the faculty of both Mountain View College and North Central Texas College where she teaches trumpet and lecture courses. She has been asked to join the faculty at the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain in the summer of 2016 and will also present clinics and performances at the 2016 Oklahoma Band Master's Association in Tulsa, OK as well as the Dallas Trumpet Workshop.  She has also presented master classes at the University of Panama, Bethel College (Kansas), Baylor University (Texas), University of Oklahoma, and Marshall University (West Virginia). Dr. Hays hold degrees from The School of Music at The University of Oklahoma (BM, BME, DMA) and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (MM).  She is a member of Tau Beta Sigma, Pi Kappa Lambda, Gamma Beta Phi Academic Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, International Trumpet Guild (for which she has authored articles), International Women's Brass Conference, ASCAP, and Texas Music Educator's Association.

Lacey and her husband Chad reside in the Dallas area. They have two dogs, Toto and Pepper and a cat named Miss Priss.

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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Pops

Christmas in Tulsa

Christmas is a time for reflection, for relationships and for joy. This Christmas we have the joy of remembering Larry Dalton, the pianistic genius, who brought musical brilliance to Tulsa as music director and pianist for Oral Roberts’ television broadcasts and orchestral pianist and arranger for the Signature Symphony for many years. We wish you a blissful holiday season and invite you to join the Signature Symphony family along with the Signature Chorale in a night of carols from around the world.

http://signaturesymphony.org/christmas-in-tulsa.html

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Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Pops

Christmas in Tulsa

Christmas is a time for reflection, for relationships and for joy. This Christmas we have the joy of remembering Larry Dalton, the pianistic genius, who brought musical brilliance to Tulsa as music director and pianist for Oral Roberts’ television broadcasts and orchestral pianist and arranger for the Signature Symphony for many years. We wish you a blissful holiday season and invite you to join the Signature Symphony family along with the Signature Chorale in a night of carols from around the world.

http://signaturesymphony.org/christmas-in-tulsa.html

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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Classics

Dvorák New World Symphony

Akpabot’s Three Nigerian Dances carries the musical traditions and culture of West Africa to a Western audience by crafting Nigerian sounds with Western instruments. Though the work finds its origins in the traditional dances of Africa, it resonates the worldwide euphonic reflection of joy.
 
Mejía’s Pequeña Suite (Oklahoma premiere) is the symphonic embodiment of the Andes Mountains and the traditional dances of the Colombian people surrounding them. And like the mountains’ muse, it moves from the bambuco, to the torbellino and cumbia in exuberant finale.
 
The rivetingly talented Colombian dancers Diana Gómez and Andrés Figueroa, from our very own Tulsa Ballet, will take the stage for one movement from Pequeña Suite. Dancers from Tulsa Ballet II will dance a separate movement.
 
Dvořák’s New World Symphony is considered to be one of the most admired symphonies of all time. It accompanied the maiden voyage of the Apollo 11 in 1969. The composer was inspired by both African-American spirituals and Native-American dances. This renowned work brings its audience to the moon and back.
 
Presented in partnership with Tulsa Ballet.

http://signaturesymphony.org/dancing-across-the-continents.html

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Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Pops

Spacious Skies & Amber Waves

Debbie Gravitte’s genre-transcending voice and award-winning acting have been a showstopper for nearly forty years. Though she is clad in awards from the symphony to the screen and beyond, this Tony Award winner began her career on the world-renowned stages of Broadway. Now, we take it back to where it all started.

http://signaturesymphony.org/big-band-broadway.html

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Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Pops

Spacious Skies & Amber Waves

Debbie Gravitte’s genre-transcending voice and award-winning acting have been a showstopper for nearly forty years. Though she is clad in awards from the symphony to the screen and beyond, this Tony Award winner began her career on the world-renowned stages of Broadway. Now, we take it back to where it all started.

http://signaturesymphony.org/big-band-broadway.html

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Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Classics

Mussorgsky Pictures At An Exhibition

An-Lun Huang
trudged through trial during much of his musical beginnings, but like the farmers in his acclaimed work Saibei Dance (Oklahoma premiere), Huang experienced a harvest of unmistakable joy as the Chinese Cultural Revolution ended and he could greater pursue his music. 

Pictures at an Exhibition is the musical manifestation of Viktor Hartmann’s sketches and paintings that once hung in a gallery visited by the composer of tonight’s work, Modest Mussorgsky. Each of the ten artistic expressions evoked specific emotions for Mussorgsky, which he turned into the famous Russian orchestral composition.

Fazil Say’s 1001 Nights in the Harem (Oklahoma premiere) is the expertly crafted amalgamation of traditional Turkish and Western influence in a phenomenal concerto structure that also touches on Say’s fondness for Jazz. As the tale of the 1001 Arabian Nights brings its readers through an adventure, Say’s orchestral composition carries its audience on a journey through a distant land.

Our guest tonight is American Violinist Sean Riley who, amongst many accolades, performed for the Prince of Wales at his 65th birthday celebration this past year.

http://signaturesymphony.org/the-arts-in-music.html

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

NSU Faculty Recital

Ben Hay, trumpet

Farren Mayfield, piano

NSU Center for the Performing Arts

Program:

Concerto in D Major - Guiseppe Tartini

Chant du Menestral - Alexander Glazunov

Variations on a theme from Norma - J. B. Arban

Cantus - Eric Nathan

Sonata for Trumpet and Piano - Karl Pilss

Air de Bravoure - Andre Jolivet

https://academics.nsuok.edu/music/MusicHome.aspx

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Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Pops

If it only takes two to tango, then Quartango is already ahead of the game before the music even begins. Composed of four eccentrically talented musicians, this group hailing from the Great White North has shown the world what it means to fuse the aura of classics with the refined fashion of the tango.

This performance by the 2015 Juno Award winning Quartango coupled with the passion of their star dancers, awakens the senses with a mesmerizing presentation of tango in all its forms.

QUARTANGO:
STÉPHANE AUBIN,
ANTOINE BAREIL,
RENÉ GOSSELIN AND
JONATHAN GOLDMAN

http://signaturesymphony.org/symphony-of-tango.html

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Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Symphony Pops

If it only takes two to tango, then Quartango is already ahead of the game before the music even begins. Composed of four eccentrically talented musicians, this group hailing from the Great White North has shown the world what it means to fuse the aura of classics with the refined fashion of the tango.

This performance by the 2015 Juno Award winning Quartango coupled with the passion of their star dancers, awakens the senses with a mesmerizing presentation of tango in all its forms.

QUARTANGO:
STÉPHANE AUBIN,
ANTOINE BAREIL,
RENÉ GOSSELIN AND
JONATHAN GOLDMAN

http://signaturesymphony.org/symphony-of-tango.html

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