Dr. Benjamin Fraley
John M. Long School of Music
224 Smith Hall
Dr. Benjamin Fraley is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Troy University in Troy, AL. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Music Management from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, a Masters of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. Dr. Fraley’s primary teachers have been Dr. John W. Parks IV, Allen Otte, Russell Burge, James Culley, Benjamin Toth, Alexander Lepak, and Craig McNutt.
A veteran of many musical genres and percussion disciplines, Dr. Fraley has performed and trained in Portugal, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Ghana, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, as well as the United States. He has been a frequent performer at PASIC, the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic, the College Band Directors National Association Conference, the American Bandmasters Association, the Percussion Festival at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa, the National Flute Association Conference, the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, and MusicX, Grandin, Cincinnati Fringe, Make Music New York, and Bang on a Can festivals.
Benjamin Fraley has held teaching positions at The Hartt Schools Community Division, the College-Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Division, Cincinnati Christian University, as well as graduate teaching assistantships at the College-Conservatory of Music and Florida State University. Dr. Fraley’s excellence in teaching was acknowledged in 2014 when he was nominated for the Florida State University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and was awarded the FSU College of Music Academic Leadership Award.
Dr. Fraley performs with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras. He is a proud endorser of Remo Drumheads and Percussion, Innovative Percussion, and Grover Pro Percussion. Dr. Fraley is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Golden Key International Honor Society. More information can be found at www.benjaminfraley.com.