Baron, Ben

Benjamin Baron has been praised by the American Record Guide for his “clean, incisive clarinet playing,” “evok[ing] sounds of nature” (New York Times), and the New York Sun said his Messiaen Quartet was “played with reverence.”

Career highlights include performances with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, American Composer’s Orchestra, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, and a European tour with the London Winds. Baron has also toured Japan playing the concertos of Mozart and Weber, and he has recorded as soloist for Naxos and Orange Mountain Music. He was the clarinetist for the Broadway revival of Bernstein’s On the Town and the critically acclaimed cast album. He has also played The King and I, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, My Fair Lady, The Great Comet of 1812, and Mary Poppins.

Currently a member of the faculty and woodwind department coordinator at Montclair State University, Baron previously taught at Lehman College and was in residence at New York University with the Quintet of the Americas. He has been a guest at many schools, often facilitated through his artist relationships with Buffet Crampon Clarinets and D’Addario Reeds. Please visit for more information.