Robert Benson, Ph.D.
Robert Benson has served as organist and/or choirmaster at a number of churches in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio. His works have been performed in the United Kingdom and Canada, as well as throughout the United States.

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Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem

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Bio

A native of Missouri, Robert Benson studied organ in Kansas City with William Lemmens and at the University of Kansas with Richard Gayhart. Since the age of 16 he has served as organist and/or choirmaster at a number of churches in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio, including St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church in Ann Arbor, during his graduate education at the University of Michigan, and later St. David’s Episcopal Church in Southfield, Michigan.

After moving to Ohio, he organized the Trinity Choir of Men and Children (RSCM) at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Oxford, Ohio. He currently pursues composition for choir, organ and other instruments and is published by Augsburg Fortress, St. James Music Press, Church Publishing Company, Mark Foster Music, and other houses, in addition to Trinitas Press. His works have been performed in the United Kingdom and in Canada as well as throughout the United States; and they have been reviewed in various journals, including The American Organist, The Diapason, and The Hymn.

Benson is on the faculty of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where his music has been performed by the Miami University Men’s Glee Club and the Collegiate Chorale as well as set choreographically by the University Dance Theatre. He is an active member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and Dean of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.