Lecturer of music (trumpet). BA, Yale University; MM, Yale School of Music. Ben began teaching trumpet at Binghamton University in 1976. Mr. Aldridge has directed both trumpet and mixed brass ensembles throughout his tenure at Binghamton University, has performed both solo and chamber repertoire, and has taught theory as well. Aldridge is a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic , the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Catskill Symphony, as well as the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. He also performs with and arranges for the Catskill Brass Quintet. Mr. Aldridge is a charter member of the International Trumpet Guild, and has been recorded on Columbia and Redwood records.