Ben has served as choral director for grades 6-12 since 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Music Education from Indiana University. Prior to Darlington, Ben taught at Marianapolis Preparatory School in Connecticut. There, he also directed school musicals, coached soccer, served as a dorm parent and sophomore adviser, and much more. He has also served as assistant director of the Indiana Children's Choir and worked with other civic organizations related to music.