Benjamin Yates, DMA
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
School of Music
Trombone and Low Brass Studio



Summer 2022: Dr. Eric High and Benjamin Yates perform Brook Joyce Duets for Contrabass Trombone and Tenor Trombone at the International Trombone Festival, Conway, AR.

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Summer 2022: Dr. Yates is excited to announce he will be joining the excellent faculty and students at Lutheran Summer Music this year!

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March 4-5: Guest Artist at the Luther College Brass Symposium. Performing works by Brooke Joyce with Dr. Eric High, St. Norbert College, contrabass trombone.
Friday, March 4, 6:15 pm
Composition Seminar, Choir Room, Jensen Noble Hall of Music
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Dr. Eric High
Saturday, March 5, 2022. 4:00pm
Symposium Finale Concert, Center for Faith and Life
Feature performances by:
The Norse Brass Quintet
Solo performances from members of the IBQ and NBQ
Dr. Eric High and Dr. Benjamin Yates, performing a composition by Dr. Brooke Joyce

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October 9, 2021: Guest Artist Recital at Luther College, Decorah, IA. Joined by Dr. Jessica Paul, piano and Dr. Michael Smith, tenor and bass trombones. Luther College Calendar Event.

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CONCERTO COMMISSION PROJECT: February 27, 2022. 3:00pm. Location TBA- Trombone Concerto composed by Katherine Bergman premier with the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra, Matthew Cody, music director.

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January 26-29: Asociación de Trombonists Dominicanos (Trombodomi) Festival. Details soon. Watch for recitals with Dr. Michael Smith and Dr. Tony Guzman. Watch for information about instrument donations to local community ensembles!
More information:
Daily Advent

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Artist Highlight with M&W Custom Trombones: check out an interview with Benjamin Yates covering topics from trombone to teaching to cooking and food!
Find the Interview Here

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My goal as a teacher is for students to reach their maximum growth as a performer and teacher. All students are different and I want each student to find their personal sound and musical personality. Music performance and education are my way of life. Without music, my experience is incomplete. I enjoy sharing this commitment with fellow performers, audiences and students.


Students can find Dr. Yates' schedule by using this link to his UL Lafayette daily calendar. OR use the basic schedule at the right to select a lesson time.

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Summer Trombone Lessons 2022

How lessons work: Lessons will be in person at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Please email for lesson specifics.

Payment for the month of lessons will be accepted at the first lesson of each month. Payment may be completed using Venmo @benjaminyatestrombone or PayPal
Monthly studio class
Warm up sessions hosted by UL Lafayette music education majors
Listening sessions hosted by UL Lafayette graduate students