Contemporary teacher, organist and choirmaster. An Englishman by birth, but his professional life has been spent in America. He was born in Birmingham, and studied music in that city under Andrew Deakin. Came to Boston in 1869, and was graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1874. For eight years he was a member of the Conservatory faculty, and for the same length of time principal of the vocal department of the Boston Training School of Music. Mr. Benson has held the post of organist and choirmaster in several Boston churches, and is actively engaged in that city as teacher of voice and piano.