Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University where he studied clarinet with Leslie Grimm. He continued his studies earning a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland where he studied jazz saxophone with Chris Vadala.
Ben performs as a woodwind artist for theatrical productions in the Washington, D.C. area. He can be heard regularly at Signature Theatre, The Kennedy Center and Ford’s Theatre. He has performed with the New York City Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and musical legends Wayne Shorter, Bernadette Peters, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, and the Temptations.