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Mr. Ben Rubens

Director of Orchestra- New Providence Middle School

Director of Orchestra- New Providence High School

Email: brubenschnirman@npsdnj.org ***Email is preferred.

Phone:908-464-4700 ext. 6125

Subject: Orchestra

*Available for Extra help during Professional Period and After School.

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Ben Rubens serves as the Director of Orchestra at both New Providence Middle School and New Providence High School. Prior to this position, he worked all of the 2019-2020 school year in New Providence, including long term sub positions for both NPMS and NPHS orchestra and at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School for Elementary Band. Ben graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Double Bass Performance, and is now a Masters of Music Education student at Rutgers University. Before pursuing public education, he had an active performance career on the double bass (which continues to this day).

Performances domestically and abroad include: The Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Blue Note Milano, Blue Note Beijing, The Nice Jazz Festival and the Red Sea Jazz Festival. He is a featured performer on ten CDs, including the Smoke Sessions Recording “In The Moment,” by the Johnny O’Neal Trio Ft. late trumpet master Roy Hargrove. Mr. Rubens is delighted to be a part of this wonderful family in New Providence and is having an amazing time here!

“I want to have students learn to like this world through playing a musical instrument and studying music. They can have some of the biggest emotions possible through respecting what’s not them. This is our purpose!”