Benjamin Sledge

composer, flute, conductor


            North Raleigh Christian Academy, High School Diploma, May 2012

            East Carolina University School of Music, BM, Music Education, Theory/Composition, (Class of 2017)

Performance Experience, Flute

2013-2014 Principal Flute, East Carolina University Symphonic Wind Ensemble


Stranded Silver Flute Quartet

Full Recital, featuring music of Abreu, Yagisawa, Rozman, Kuhlau and Sutton, multimedia presentations synchronized with music and costuming, April 30, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall

NewMusic@ECU FestivalFrequencies concert, March 23, Fletcher Recital Hall

East Carolina University Excels Program, ECU College of Fine Arts and                                        Communications, February 1, Fletcher Recital Hall

School of Music Audition Day performances for prospective students, December 7, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 22, Fletcher Recital Hall

Art Gallery opening, Mendenhall Student Center, November 7

Debut Recital, music of Reicha, Ewazen, Sutton, Bozza, Clarke and McKay,            January 27, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall


2009-2014  North Raleigh Christian Academy Pit Orchestra

            Principal Flute, North Raleigh Christian Academy Squire Theatre Program

            The Music Man, Hello Dolly, Annie, Seussical; Pianist for You're A Good     Man Charlie Brown

            Baritone Soloist, Featured Actor, Fermin Understudy, Phantom Of The Opera

2008-2012  Faith Baptist Church

            Piano Soloist, Piano Accompanist, Sunday morning and evening services for praise team, church soloists, FBC Celebration Choir, FBC Celebration Orchestra

2008-2009  Durham Youth Orchestra, Principal Flute and Piccolo


Performance Experience as Conductor

May 2014 – August 2014, Faith Baptist Church Celebration Orchestra

April 23, 2014 Return by Benjamin Sledge, Chamber Ensemble, ECU, Fletcher Recital Hall

April 8, 2014 Heritage by Benjamin Sledge, Women's Choir, Fletcher Recital Hall

April 9, 2013 Windows by Benjamin Sledge, SATB choir, ECU, Fletcher Recital Hall

May 22, 2012 North Raleigh Christian Academy High School Wind Ensemble

May 2012, 2011, 2010 North Raleigh Christian Academy High School Wind Ensemble instrument show and tell concert for incoming beginning band students



2013    Watersong, for Concert Band (William Staub, Dir. ECU Concert and Marching Bands)

2012    Heritage, for Women's Choir (group commission by ECU students)

            Conversations At Dawn, for solo alto saxophone (Bailey Rose, ECU saxophone student)

            Memory, for flute, piano, and modern dancers (Willie Santiago, grad/Flute Performance)

            Return, for flute, piano, and percussion, (Jackie Traish, Senior, Flute Performance)

2011    Love Never Fails, for Concert Band (Cheryl Scanlan)  



Awards and Honors

2014    Featured in the East Carolina University weekly student newspaper, The East Carolinian,                     "Music and Arts" section, April 29, 2014

      Superior Rating, Stranded Silver Flute Quartet, Raleigh Area Flute Association Chamber Music Festival, Meredith College, Carswell Recital Hall, April 12, 2014

2012    Outstanding Leadership, North Raleigh Christian Academy Marching Band

      Outstanding Musician, North Raleigh Christian Academy Wind Ensemble

2011    Outstanding Leadership, North Raleigh Christian Academy Wind Ensemble

      Best Featured Actor for rolls in The Phantom Of The Opera

      Best Cameo Performance for rolls in The Phantom Of The Opera

      Mister Congeniality, cast voted award for The Phantom Of The Opera

2010    1st place, Grand Champion and Peoples Choice for Piano Performance, North Raleigh Christian Academy Talent Show

2009    Principal Flute and Piccolo, Durham Symphony Orchestra, one of the youngest players (age 15) to be invited to join the Duke University Orchestra

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