Past Resident

Ben Robichaux

Ben Robichaux (b.1991) is a dedicated composer whose interest for expanding his compositional style has always been a top priority. His chamber works have been featured at the Alba International Music Festival in Alba, Italy, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the 2018 Society of Composers, Incorporated Student National Conference, the SEAMUS 2018 National Conference, the 2017 Electronic Music Midwest Festival, the 2017 Atlantic Music Festival, the Electrobrass II Conference, the 2017 Society of Composers, Incorporated Region IV Conference, the 2016 NACUSA/SCI Snapshot Conference, and the 2016 Society of Composers, Incorporated 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 nationally. He was selected as a participant in the National Band Association Young Composers and Conductors Mentor Project, which includes a recording and performance with the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. While participating in this project, his principal mentor will be renowned composer Frank Ticheli. While a student, he was appointed to the Society of Composers, Incorporated student council where he helped implement initiatives that increase student member involvement across the United States.

He received a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2018. He received a Master's Degree in Music 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 and 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.