Ben Roidl-Ward is a bassoonist and improviser currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Rice University. A recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Ben has toured with Oberlin’s Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble, and recently presented all-new works for string trio and winds on tour with the string trio Chartreuse. He has performed at the Kennedy Center and as the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings’ Young Ensemble-in-Residence with his Reed Trio, Third Rail. As a soloist, Ben has been featured with the Seattle Symphony and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble. Currently a student of Ben Kamins, he previously studied with Francine Peterson and George Sakakeeny.