Bach Trumpet Artist
Ben Fairfield is the Principal Trumpet of the Abilene (TX) Philharmonic, Co-Principal Trumpet of the West Texas Symphony (Midland, TX), and a member of the Lone Star Brass Quintet. He also performs as a guest member of trumpet sections throughout the United States. Previously, he performed in the orchestras of the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami City Ballet in Miami, FL. Ben is a veteran of the United States Army, performing as a member of the United States Continental Army Band at Ft. Monroe, VA. He has also performed at the conferences of the International Trumpet Guild, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Virginia Music Educators Association. Ben resides in Arlington, TX where he teaches students in the Dallas area. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from James Madison University and graduate degrees (MM, DMA) in trumpet performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. His teachers include Craig Morris, Gilbert Johnson, and James Kluesner.
Bach Trumpet Artist
Internationally celebrated trumpeter and musician entrepreneur, Dr. Lacey J. Phelps, enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician. She is the Director of DFW Brass and has judged for The National Trumpet Competition and performed at multiple International Trumpet Guild Conferences. She previously worked in the Verdi Opera House in Italy, has performed as a soloist with the Sofia Philharmonic (Bulgaria), has played with Johnny Mathis and for Broadway Tours including A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Matilida, and An American in Paris. Other notable performances include The Vatican (Rome), Carnegie Hall (New York), Classical Music Festival (Austria), Spoleto (Italy), Spoleto USA, Musica Riva Festival (Italy), Aspen Music Festival, Blue Lake, Interlochen, International Brass Festival (Mexico), Alfredo de San Malo Festival (Panama), Le Domain Forget (Canada), Aldeburgh Festival (England), Festival de Musique (France), and Campos do Jordao (Brazil). In addition to national broadcasts in multiple countries, she has recorded in 11 countries on 3 continents including for NPR’s Pipe Dreams, Glor Music Productions, Lobo Productions, and Hal Leonard. As an educator, she has taught at the collegiate and secondary levels for two decades. Dr. Phelps holds degrees from The University of Oklahoma (BM, BME, DMA) as well as Rice University (MM).