Benjamin Smolen

American flutist Benjamin Smolen has performed across the globe, from the United States to Europe, Russia, and Japan. He was appointed Principal Flutist of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, California in 2011. 



study with ben

Teaching is one of my great passions, and I currently maintain flute studios at my home in Long Beach, CA and at the OC Music and Dance Center in Irvine, CA. My students consist of intermediate and advanced flutists of all ages, and many have gone on to pursue careers in music. For more information, please visit the OC Music and Dance website, or feel free to get in touch via the Contact page.


student achievements

  • Dianne Seo: Principal Flute, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra; Recipient, Hanson Family Scholarship; New England Conservatory

  • Liam Chua: Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra; San Francisco Conservatory

  • Ali Huh: Principal Flute, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra; Winner, PSYO Concerto Competition; Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra

  • Bridget Pei: BA, Northwestern University; 2nd Prize, Flute View Young Artist Competition; Brevard Music Festival; Boston University Tanglewood Institute

  • Deanna Pyeon: BA, University of Southern California

  • Emily Roberts: BA, Longy School of Music

  • Michelle Sung: BA, New England Conservatory; Spoleto Festival; Texas Music Festival


© Copyright Benjamin Smolen 2014. All Rights Reserved.