Bentley, William Frederick 12.sep.1859-12.apr.1936 USA Ohio, Lenox - Illinois, Kewanee
pianist, baritone, conductor, teacher voice, educated at public school in Marietta Ohio and normal school in Geneva Ohio, 1883 graduated from Oberlin Conservatory, 1906 BM from Oberlin Conservatory, 1910 DM from Knox College in Galesburg Illinois, studied music with William H Sherwood and Edward Baxter Perry in the US, piano with Bruno Zwintscher at Konigliches Konservatorium in Leipzig, Franz Kullak at Kullak Academy in Berlin, William H Sherwood in Chicago, voice with Enrico delle Sedie and Escalais in Paris and Alberto Randegger in London, 1883-1885 director of music at New Lyme Institute in South New Lyme Ohio, 1885 director of Knox Conservatory of Music, 1898-1918 teacher of voice at Knox Conservatory, 1899 conductor of the 150 voices Galesburg Musical Union, 1918 conductor of Kewanee Choral Union in Kewanee Illinois, member of the Music Teachers National Association, member and 1904-1906 president of the Illinois Music Teachers Association, member of the Association of Presidents of National and State Music Teachers Associations, member Galesburg Club of Business and Professional Men, buried at Hope Cemetery Galesburg ; son of vocal teacher and conductor Cyrus Augustus Bentley (Massachusetts, Pittsfield 4.jan.1822-) and Harriet Prentice (Ohio, Harpersfield oct.1821-) ; 28.nov.1883 in Geneva Ohio he married Julia A Webster (Ohio, Germantown 1.may.1861-) ; daughter Florence May (Galesburg 18.jan.1893-)

Title Parts

[] At twilight. Piano
pub Theodore Presser, Philadelphia b1905

[] Just as I am. Sacred song
words C. Elliott
pub C. F. Summy Co. 1912

[] O little town of Bethlehem. Christmas song. Voice and piano
words P. Brooks
pub G. Schirmer. 1913

[] (titles unknown). 25 Songs in ms
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