Ben Jaeger is the band teacher at Vel Philips Memorial High School in Madison, WI, where he teaches four curricular bands and guitar. Together with his wife, Allison, who is also a music educator, Mr. Jaeger is a Dorm Supervisor for UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, where they train and support 50+ college students and are responsible for the well-being of 900 middle and high school music students each summer. In 2017, he was invited to be the WSMA Middle Level State Honors tuba coach.
Mr. Jaeger has been a technology presenter three times for the Madison Metro School District and serves on the tech committee and faculty senate at VPMHS. He received the 2014 Teacher of the Year award from the Madison Area Music Association (MAMAs) and has also received several grants from the Foundation for Madison Public Schools, Student Supported Funding, and the MAMAs for developing student music programs in the MMSD.
Mr. Jaeger actively composes for (and with) his student bands and writes for his own original rock band, Sunspot. They tour and record regularly, and have won several awards such as Best Hard Rock/Punk Song and Best Rock Album. He and his family live in Middleton, WI.