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Arlene studied Trombone at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she graduated with a BMus Degree in Performance with Honors of the First Class, obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance with Distinction, and holds a Master of Music with Distinction.

Following on from her studies, Arlene was appointed as Sub – Principal Trombone of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales where she spent four years. Arlene's other professional work includes regular appearances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera, RTE Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

With a passion for music education, Arlene relocated back to Scotland and has held teaching posts for all of the Ayrshire Music Services and currently works for East Ayrshire Music Service. She is also Course Director for the West of Scotland Schools Orchestra Trust, Musical Director for the Dynamica Brass Academy and Lower Brass Instructor with the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.

Arlene is delighted to be joining the team at the Benedetti Foundation!


Trombone and General Musicianship