Dr. Benjamin Pierce is a member of the music faculty at the University of Arkansas, where he teaches a large tuba and euphonium studio. Pierce holds a bachelor’s degree in euphonium performance from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in euphonium performance from the University of Michigan, and a DMA in tuba performance, also from Michigan.
Pierce has performed as an orchestral tubist with such ensembles as the Detroit Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. He is a member of the acclaimed Brass Band of Battle Creek, with which he has performed on tuba, euphonium, and the English baritone. He is a founding member of Boston Mountain Brassworks, the University of Arkansas faculty brass quintet.
Apart from his work at the University, Pierce is focused as a soloist and clinician. He has performed recitals and master classes at countless venues across the United States and in countries such as Spain, Finland, and Japan. He has appeared as a soloist with such prestigious groups as the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Air Force Band, the Tokyo Symphony, and the Oulu Symphony of Finland.
Pierce is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, and serves as Editor in Chief of the ITEA Journal.
Benjamin Pierce plays the F tuba 481 “Elektra” and the euphonium M5050 “Ambassador” Edition by Miraphone.