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November 11, 2019 (Ann Arbor, MI) – The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announced today that Benjamin Tisherman has been hired as the symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Coordinator, effective January 6, 2020.

“Benjamin’s extensive experiences in education and community engagement fit perfectly with the A²SO’s vision for reaching our patrons of all ages,” said Incoming Executive Director Tyler Rand. “From working with young children to lifelong learners, Benjamin truly embodies the spirit of one of our favorite mantras: Grow with your A²SO.”

Tisherman, a clarinetist, brings his versatile background in community outreach, music education, and arts administration to the role. In 2018, Ben received his Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University. During his time in Pittsburgh, Ben volunteered at the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Fiddlesticks Family Concerts as well as with Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras. In addition, he taught the popular lecture series Beyond the Notes at the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance and arts education from Northwestern University, where he studied with Steve Cohen. No stranger to Michigan, Ben has performed at the Bay View Chamber Festival and has spent several summers teaching clarinet and chamber music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.