Ben Robichaux (b.1991) is a dedicated composer who aims to write accessible music that musicians and non-musicians alike can enjoy. As a two-time recipient of the James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Wind Band Composers, his wind ensemble works have been performed across the United States. He was selected as a participant in the National Band Association Young Composers and Conductors Mentor Project, which included a recording and performance with the United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. His work As the Lights Go Out for wind ensemble and electronics earned him an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award in 2021, and his middle school band piece Gregorian Fantasy was awarded honorable mention in the First Annual Barbara Buehlman Composition Competition. His chamber works have been featured at the International Saxophone Symposium, the National Gallery of Art, the Rapido! Composition Competition, the Alba International Music Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Society of Composers, Incorporated Student National Conference, the SEAMUS National Conference, the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Electrobrass II Conference, the Society of Composers, Incorporated Region IV Conference and the NACUSA/SCI Snapshot Conference among others.
He received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition and a Master’s of Music in Composition from the University of Georgia where he studied with Natalie Williams, Leonard V. Ball, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Adrian Childs, and Emily Koh. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Nicholls State University. Additionally, he has been involved in masterclasses and private lessons with Frank Ticheli, Mark Camphouse, Brian Balmages, Jesse Jones, Xi Wang, 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 and Mari Kimura.
He is published by Murphy Music Press, LLC and Noteworthy Sheet Music, LLC and is affiliated with BMI. He is currently the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Nicholls State University where he revived the Music Composition Program after it was discontinued at the school 30 years prior. He is committed to providing meaningful opportunities and experiences to his community.