Ben Still

  • DMA, M.M., Performance, Texas Tech University
  • B.M., Performance, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Ben Still joined Lenoir-Rhyne in 2017 and teaches courses in saxophone, music theory and aural skills to undergraduate music majors and minors. He also teaches a humanities seminar that surveys the history of jazz music, its artists and their intersections with social and political systems.

His primary creative activities involve saxophone performance, pedagogy and the expansion of the saxophone repertoire through the commissioning of new music. Recent projects include performances of newer saxophone solo and chamber pieces by composers John Allemeier, Carlos Simon and Corey Dundee, as well as consortium participation for works by Nina Shekhar, Martin Bresnick, Gabriela Ortiz and Jenni Watson.

Still is also a founding member of the Mirasol Quartet, winner of the Gold Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and presents masterclasses and performances with the group all across the country. Additionally, he spends part of his summers in Bangkok, Thailand, serving on the saxophone faculty of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy. Still is a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician and exclusively performs on Selmer Paris saxophones.