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Ben Still

Lubbock, TX         

Originally from Raleigh, NC, Ben Still is an active solo and chamber musician throughout the country.  He holds degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he graduated summa cum laude.  While  attending UNC Charlotte, Ben maintained a private studio of saxophone and clarinet students, taught saxophone and woodwind master classes at local band programs and performed for various church and school functions in the greater Charlotte area.  Ben is an inaugural member of UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts and Architecture Honors Program, completing his thesis, entitled "A Comparative Analysis of Three Improvisational Approaches to the Chord Progression to ‘I Got Rhythm," in April of 2013.


In the Fall of 2011, Ben was featured as a solo performer with the UNC Charlotte Symphonic Wind Ensemble on James Curnow’s "Dialogues for Saxophone Quartet, Percussion and Wind Ensemble," which included numerous performances in Central North Carolina as part of a touring high school performing series.  He has participated in master classes and performances with artists such as Rodney Booth, John Brown, Jonathan Helton, Scott Kallestad, Dick Oatts, Jim Romain, John Riley, Vanessa Sierlert, Matt Sintchack, and Sunny Wilkinson.  


As a solo and chamber musician, Ben has been a prizewinner and finalist in several national competitions, including: gold medal in the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association’s 2015 Young Artist Competition and 3rd place prize in the 2014 Chamber Winds Competition, finalist in the 2015 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, and finalist in the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Quartet Competition.  Additionally, he has performed twice on the Texas Music Educators Association Music Showcase and at the 2015 North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference.  


Currently, Ben is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Texas Tech University where he serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the saxophone studio.  Professionally, he holds affiliations with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Texas Music Educators Association and the North American Saxophone Alliance.  Ben’s primary teachers have been David Dees, Stephen Jones, Reese Manceaux and Wayne Leechford.  

Sonate, mvt. I – Allegro by Edison Denisov

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Concertino da camera, mvt. II – Larghetto – Animato molto by Jacques Ibert

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On Green Dolphin Street by Bronislau Kaper

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