Benjamin Hottensmith is currently a DMA candidate and Graduate Associate to the Horn Studio at The Ohio State University under the tutelage of Professor Bruce Henniss. Prior to Ohio State, Ben attended Kent State University and the University of Akron where he studied with Kent Larmee and Margaret Tung, respectively. Ben has performed with groups throughout Northeast and Central Ohio including CityMusic Cleveland, the New Albany Symphony, the Newark- Granville Symphony, and the Ohio Light Opera. Ben has also performed as a soloist with the Brunswick High School Wind Ensemble at the 2017 OMEA Convention and with the University of Akron Symphonic Band as a winner of the 2016 UA Concerto Competition. Outside of music Ben enjoys coffee, cooking, and his cat.
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CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]
With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)