R. Benjamin Osborne began his studies in music with the piano at age 5, and then on trombone at the age of 12. He grew up in Lubbock, TX, where he also received his bachelors degree in music performance from Texas Tech University in 2002 studying under Don Lucas.
After completing his Bachelors degree, Ben took a brief respite from music, spending one year in urban ministry in Chicago and then two years of full-time study at Dallas Theological Seminary, earning a certificate of graduate studies. In 2007, Ben completed a masters degree in trombone performance at Southern Methodist University where he studied with John Kitzman.
Ben has served as second trombone of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He has performed on numerous occasions with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and has served as faculty at the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana and The Festival Institute at Round Top. In August of 2010 Ben was appointed as Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas where he currently teaches.
As a soloist Ben has performed with the Metropolitan Winds in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, with the SHSU Symphonic Band, and in recital as guest artist at Baylor University, Texas State University, the University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, and at the 2010 Junior International Trombone Festival in Austin, TX. Ben is an artist and clinician with the Edwards Instrument Company and owner and sole proprietor of Edwards House Texas.
Ben currently resides in Conroe, Texas with his wife Rachel.