Benjamin Bokor

Academic Area

  • Instrumental Music and Conducting
  • School

  • Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • A native of Chicago, Illinois, Benjamin Bokor has been a member of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” since June of 2017 where he performs as a saxophone instrumentalist with the ceremonial band.  He previously spent 9 years as a clarinet instrumentalist with the U.S. Naval Academy Band and 5 years as a member of the U.S. Army Field Band.

    Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University where he studied clarinet with Leslie Grimm.  He continued his studies earning a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland where he studied jazz saxophone with Chris Vadala.

    Ben performs as a woodwind artist for theatrical productions in the Washington, D.C. area.  He can be heard regularly at Signature Theatre, The Kennedy Center and Ford’s Theatre.  He has performed with the New York City Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and musical legends Wayne Shorter, Bernadette Peters, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, and the Temptations.