Benjamin Yates, DMA
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
School of Music
Trombone and Low Brass Studio
Yates Teaching at Luther College Fall 2023
Benjamin Yates is teaching at Luther College in the fall 2023 semester as part of a sabbatical project hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Yates will be conducting research to better the Low Brass Methods course taught to education students and continuing research on his dissertation project 100 Years of Band Tradition at Luther College. Yates will be back to UL Lafayette for the spring 24 semester.
Get video updates on performances and teaching through the YouTube home page!
Summer 2023: Lutheran Summer Music June 25- July 23, 2023, Low Brass. Lutheran Summer Music (LSM) is the nation’s premier faith-based music academy for high school students. In addition to advanced musical instruction and numerous performance opportunities, LSM students form an intentional community, living together for four weeks, hosted by Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. Apply Now!
January 24-30, 2023: 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!
October 1-5, 2023: Fall Tour: University of Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and Central Oklahoma State University. Works by Bozza, Bergman, Wharton, and Still.
Hispanic Heritage Musical Celebration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Music: Wednesday, October 12, Performing with Jazz Combo I.
Juan Pablo Torres Rumba de Cajon
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.
Summer 2022: Dr. Yates is excited to announce he will be joining the excellent faculty and students at Lutheran Summer Music this year!
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
Dr. Benjamin Yates
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
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.
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.
Summer Trombone Lessons 2022
How lessons work: Lessons will be in person at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Please email for lesson specifics.
Summer 2023 Lesson registration will be released in February 2023.