About Dr. Ben Alle
Trumpet Shop Manager & Specialist
Benjamin Alle, manager of the Schmitt Music Trumpet Shop, is a freelance trumpet performer and private lesson instructor in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota School of Music, where he studied with Dr. David Baldwin. Dr. Alle is the principal trumpet of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Minneapolis-based Compass Rose Brass Ensemble. He has also performed with the Thunder Bay Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with a number of Minnesota-based ensembles, including the Mankato and Kenwood Symphony Orchestras, the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, and the Edina Chorale. He also serves as the chairman of the board of the Minnesota Latvian Concert Assocation.
Dr. Alle also received his Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from the University of Minnesota School of Music, during which time he studied with Dr. David Baldwin and Gary Bordner. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Dr. Terry Schwartz.
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