Originally from Raleigh, NC, Ben Still is an active solo and chamber musician throughout the United States. Currently, he is Instructor of Saxophone at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Instructor of Single Reeds at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
An avid chamber music advocate, Ben is a founding member and tenor saxophonist of Mirasol Quartet. He has been a prizewinner and finalist in numerous national competitions, including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the American Prize Chamber Music Competition, the ENKOR Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Winds Competition, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Quartet Competition. As a soloist, he was a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Solo Competition and the winner of the Texas Tech University Concerto Competition.
Additionally, Ben has performed at North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial and Regional Conferences, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (Chicago, IL), and has presented and performed at the International Saxophone Symposium (Fairfax, VA) and Texas Music Educators Association Conference (San Antonio, TX). He has performed with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, and the Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra. As a jazz and commercial musician, he has performed with artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Rodney Booth, Steve Lippia, John Riley, Bob McChesney, Rich Perry, James Riggs, Bill Watrous, and Ethan Helm.
Ben holds the DMA and MM in Performance from Texas Tech University and the BM in Performance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he graduated summa cum lauda and with honors. His primary teachers have been David Dees, Stephen Jones, Will Campbell, and Wayne Leechford. Professionally, Ben holds affiliations with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Texas Music Educators Assocition, and the North American Saxophone Alliance. Ben is a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician and performs son Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces exclusively.