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Benjamin Glossop

Ensemble Director, Carleton-OSO Ensemble-in-Residence Mentorship Program; Performance Instructor: Bassoon

Ben Glossop is an active bassoonist living in Ottawa. He is the principal bassoonist of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, a regular extra with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and second bassoon of the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra. Studying with Nadina Jackson, Bruce Bower, Whitney Crocket and John Clouser, Ben received his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Music Performance at McGill University, with a specialization in Chamber Music, in 1997. Also that year he joined the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the Bel Canto Wind Quintet. He is the bassoonist of the Ayorama Wind Quintet, The Ottawa Symphony Wind Quintet, l’Ensemble Prisme, and the Harmonious Pigs Reed trio. He performs regularly with Thirteen Strings, The Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Music and Beyond and many other groups in the Ottawa area.

Ben co-directs the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra/Carleton Ensemble-in-Residence Program. A multi-instrumentalist, composer and active teacher, working with bassoonists as well as groups from large orchestras to children with autism, he recently released his second album of his compositions “Fever Lines” music for reeds and strings featuring the Prisme Ensemble. He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys camping with his family and volunteering  in the community with groups like the Poets’ Pathway.