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Saxophone

Ben Learish


An active and energetic performer in the saxophone world, Benjamin Learish appeals to an extensive audience through his music.  Garnering a wide repertoire spanning numerous genres, both his solo and ensemble performances encapsulate the best of the classical and jazz music worlds.  His understanding of these styles allows him to perform and compose works that are unique and captivating.

Benjamin Learish has accepted many performing opportunities. His latest includes a small ensemble performance of Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together at An Die Musik in Baltimore, MD on the Evolution Contemporary Music Series. He won second prize in the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and is a regular member of the conservatory’s Wind Ensemble. He has also performed with The Peabody Jazz Orchestra as a soloist and ensemble member and done studio session work with the Johns Hopkins University.  Benjamin also studies composition under the tutelage of Dr. Judah Adashi at the Peabody Institute.

Benjamin began formal study of the saxophone with jazz musician and teacher Rick Brunermer in Long Branch, NJ. Benjamin now lives in Baltimore, MD where he studies at the Peabody Institute with internationally acclaimed saxophonist and instructor, Gary Louie. 

Benjamin obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. He received the Richard Franko Goldman Prize in performance and the Azalea H. Thomas Prize in music theory.  Benjamin is now studying to complete a double masters degree in Saxophone Performance and Wind Conducting at the Peabody Institute. In addition, Benjamin plays the flute, piano, and clarinet, and loves performing all types of music for his friends and family.
Nathan Raderman

Nathan Raderman has been performing music since he was ten years old. Nathan started as a clarinetist and began doubling on saxophone at age 14. Although Nathan is a Howard County native, he started his musical education at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. While at the New England Conservatory, Nathan studied with Boston Symphony assistant principal and Boston Pops principal clarinetist Thomas Martin. After returning to Maryland, Nathan performed with the Virginia Symphony and continued his studies with David Jones, principal clarinetist of the National Opera. Nathan performed chamber music throughout the Boston area, and performed with conductor Benjamin Zander in Carnegie Hall. Nathan was a semifinalist at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition with his group, The Mülfeld Trio, and was featured on the radio program, From The Top. Nathan continued to perform with orchestras all around Boston, including the Boston Latin American Project, the Boston Philharmonic, and the Boston Mozart Society. When working with composer John Heiss, Nathan was an Honors Chamber Music performer for two years and was a frequent performer with NEC’s Contemporary Ensemble. Hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for his “melting” tone, Nathan became a founding member and principal clarinetist of the Love and Friendship Orchestra, a revolutionary project led by pianist and conductor, Yannick Rafalimanana. Nathan also performed with the New World Symphony, led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Nathan’s biggest inspirations include Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem as well as actor Nicolas Cage.
Stan Rouse

Stan has taught and performed for many years. He has toured Europe with Circus Ron Calli, played with The National Circus of Paris, and performed on numerous cruise lines. Stan has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Lionel Ritchie, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Crystals. He locally plays with “Maryland’s opening act to the stars” Gene Vincent and Cadillac Cruisers and has opened up for stars like The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, and Joan Jett. He also writes horn arrangements for the group. As of October 13, 2013, Stan Rouse is being inducted into the Maryland Music Hall of Fame. Other inductees include Frank Zappa and Dennis Chambers.