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Schwob School of Music

Schwob School of Music

Mr. Weatherford

Mr. Ben Weatherford

Position: Part - Time Faculty
Office: RiverCenter 1600
Phone: 706-649-7225
E-mail: weatherford_ben@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Jazz Guitar

Ben Weatherford is currently the adjunct Professor of Jazz Guitar at Columbus State University, where he teaches Jazz and contemporary music concepts to both Jazz and Classical guitar students.  He is a sought after educator that teaches at multiple institutions in the region.  Ben has been a featured guest artist and clinician at Jacksonville State University as well as Columbus State University and has performed with John Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi, Anat Cohen, Nnenna Freelon, and John Mayer.  

In addition to Jazz Education, Ben Weatherford is a working musician that performs in multiple genres and ensembles throughout the southeast.  This professional experience informs his Jazz Guitar Studio providing students important insight into the skills necessary to flourish as a professional musician.  Ben holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University and Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music.