A native of Liberty, Mississippi, Ben Caston is a graduate of William Carey University (1996) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Music (1998) and Doctor of Musical Arts (2005), each with an emphasis in church music and voice. He has completed additional graduate coursework in choral conducting through Westminster Choir College and is a Distinguished Voice Professional through the New York Singing Teachers’ Association. Caston serves as Professor of Voice and Chair of the Performance and Pedagogy Division at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
His oratorio performance experience includes Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Schubert’s Mass in G, Handel’s Messiah, Honneger’s King David, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Teichler’s The Good Samaritan, and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with various choral societies, symphony orchestras, and colleges in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. In 2015 and 2017, Caston performed Handel’s Messiah in Fort Worth’s Bass Hall with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Since 1994 he has served Baptist churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Texas in music ministry. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two children, Clay and Sydney, and they live in Fort Worth.