What People Are Saying About Benjamin Fraley ...

"Ben's performances are captivating. I have grown to know him as a consummate musician, with a vast repertoire, and an uncanny ability to enthrall his audiences. His teaching skills are of the highest level, and he has a remarkable approach to students. He leaves inspiration in his footprints."

- T. Adam Blackstock, DMA
Associate Professor of Percussion
Troy University

“Dr. Fraley is an excellent clinician. The students and I were treated to an enlighteningly constructive hands-on experience."

- Casey Cangelosi
Assistant Professor of Percussion
James Madison University

"Benjamin Fraley has the unique ability to convey his passion for percussion to all levels of students. His talks and performances had our students engaged and inspired to dig deeper into their own studies."

- Brian Nozny, DMA
Troy University

"Your frame-drumming clinic was articulate and inspired, and gave our students a great introduction to the instruments and their associated playing techniques."

- Tim Feeney, DMA
Assistant Professor of Percussion
University of Alabama

... from the McCarthyisms for Your Work Week Review on the Permutations Series featuring the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and the Color Field Ensemble

"Even what seemed to be the tiniest distinctions between ten found sounds became vibrant details in Benjamin Fraley’s and Karl Larson’s performance of a work by Stuart Saunders-Smith; as the title of that piece explains, “When Music is Missing, Music Sings" (1985)."


... from the College-Conservatory of Music website.

"Second-year Artist Diploma student Benjamin Fraley, who has performed with the Steel Drum Band for the past four years, took on the challenge of arranging Withers’ popular song that he thought would translate well to the 21-member ensemble."