About Ben Wahlund and Friends
Ben Wahlund (b. 1977) serves as full-time percussion instructor at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) and the Director of Percussion at the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL). Published by C. Alan Publications, Bachovich Music, HoneyRock Publications, and Innovative Percussion, his compositions have won numerous international awards and are performed by professionals around the world. His engaging teaching style has afforded him the opportunity to work for years with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra as percussion ensemble director, director of a number of regional camps and workshops with high school students, and guest appearances at universities across the country. Ben Wahlund is a member of the Yamaha Performing Artist roster, the Zildjian Artist Program, and endorses Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets. Mr. Wahlund has been awarded long term artist residencies on the island of Key West, Florida and Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.