He has a Master’s Degree in Music Theory/Composition from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. He has studied composition with Robert Aldridge, Joseph Turrin, and Peter Fischer.
Ben is also an active euphonium player. His primary teachers have been Dr. Kevin Wass and Will Hess.
Ben is an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He currently lives in San Antonio with his wife Rebecca Hackett. In his free time, he enjoys wandering around the city, daydreaming about food, and discovering new, groundbreaking bacon-inspired flavors.