Benjamin Adler

Assistant Principal, Donald and Ruth P. Taylor Assistant Principal Clarinet Chair

Benjamin Adler

Benjamin Adler was appointed the Donald and Ruth P. Taylor Assistant Principal Clarinet Chair of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2015. In addition, he has held a position with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and has performed regularly and gone on tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Mr. Adler has performed as soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra and was a grand-prize winner in the Francis Walton LMC competition in 2014. Benjamin competed in the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition, where he was a semi-finalist.

Benjamin has spent his summers in such festivals as the Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival and currently holds the second clarinet position at the Britt Festival Orchestra.

Along with being a performer, Benjamin is an active educator within his surrounding communities. In addition to his own private teaching, Benjamin strongly believes in the power of music and outreach, and has worked in inner city schools in both Los Angeles and Chicago. He also takes part in the MSOʼs ACE program, performing in dozens of public schools in and around the Milwaukee area.

Mr. Adler grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he first started studying clarinet with his mother Laurie Friedman-Adler. Benjamin earned a Bachelors degree at Northwestern University under the tutelage of Steve Cohen. He received his Masters degree and Artist Diploma from the University of Southern California and the Colburn School respectively, where he studied with Yehuda Gilad.