Ben Vasko is an active tuba player, private lesson teacher, and marching band instructor in Athens, Georgia. In addition to being a brass instructor with the 18-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and teaching assistant with the University of Georgia Redcoat Band, Ben has worked with the Santa Clara Vanguard, Round Rock High School, Vista Ridge High School, and Marcus High School. He marched with the Blue Knights in 2011 and with the Blue Devils from 2013-2015. He was the DCI Performer's Showcase Champion for Solo Tuba in 2014 and 2015, in addition to being a semi finalist in the Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestral Audition at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in 2016. This past summer, Ben was a semi finalist for the Tuba Artist solo competition at the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Tuba Festival.
Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Tuba Performance from the University of Texas and is currently pursuing a Master's at the University of Georgia. His primary teachers have been Sam Pilafian, Charles Villarrubia, and David Zerkel.
Ben has performed professionally with groups including the Juarez Symphony Orchestra in Cd. Juarez, Mexico, Symphony Augusta in Augusta, GA, and the Urban Achievers Brass Band in Austin, TX. Recently, he was a finalist for the Walt Disney World Main Street Philharmonic and the Boston Brass.