Biography

Ben Robichaux (b.1991) is a dedicated composer whose interest for expanding his compositional style has always been a top priority.  His compositions include works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, string quartet, solo piano, electronics, and several chamber ensemble combinations. His chamber works have been featured at the Alba International Music Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the 2018 Society of Composers, Incorporated Student National Conference, the SEAMUS 2018 National Conference, the 2017 Atlantic Music Festival, the Electrobrass II Conference, the 2017 SCI Region IV Conference, the 2016 NACUSA/SCI Snapshot Conference, and the 2016 Society of Composers, Incorporated Student National Conference among others. His choir music has been performed by the Academy of Voices of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Dekalb Choral Guild of Atlanta, Georgia, and the Repertory Singers of the University of Georgia.    As a recipient of a James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Wind Band Composers, his wind ensemble works have been performed by the University of Georgia Concert Band, the Nicholls State University Wind Ensemble, the E.D. White Catholic High School Band, and the Bayou Community Band.  He was recently appointed to the Society of Composers, Incorporated student council where he helps implement initiatives that increase student member involvement across the United States.

He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from the University of Georgia in 2018. He also received a Master's of Music Degree in Composition at the University of Georgia in 2016.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana in 2014.  He has studied composition with Natalie Williams, Leonard V. Ball, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Adrian Childs, and Emily Koh.  Additionally, he has been involved in masterclasses and private lessons with Jesse Jones, Melinda Wagner, Paul Koonce, Ben Hjertmann, David Ludwig, Pierre Jalbert, Ken Ueno, Nils Vigeland, Donald Crockett, George Tsontakis, Hannah Lash, Robert Cuckson, Jennifer Jolley, Joseph Dangerfield, Elliott McKinley, Luke Dahn, Robert Paterson, Xi Wang, Mari Kimura.  He is published by Noteworthy Sheet Music, LLC and is affiliated with BMI.  He currently teaches music technology and audio engineering at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.