33. Ben Pochily photo_previewA native of upstate New York, Ben Pochily earned a BM degree from the Eastman School of Music with George Taylor and is currently pursuing a master’s degree with Yizhak Schotten at the University of Michigan. His previous orchestral appearances include the National Orchestral Institute and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his musical activities, he has intermittently pursued a career as a software engineer, most recently working for Pivotal Labs Chicago.