Came to the United States, 1915, naturalized, 1936. Teacher music Harley Country Day School. Music critic Rochester (New York) Journal-American.
Lecturer colls. in New York. Radio critic Modern Music. Founder and officer American Composer’s Alliance.
Associate editor International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 1955-1966. President Columbia Records, 1956-1966. Columbia Broadcasting System Records Group, 1973-1977, Columbia Broadcasting System Group, 1966-1971, senior vice president, 1971-1977, director Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1956-1977.
Program annotator New York Philharmonic Broadcast, 1943, Philadelphia Orchestra Broadcasts, 1954. Chairman board overseers Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania Advisory Council Performing Arts. Member Yale Council Committee on Music.
Board directors Metropolitan Opera Association. Member planning section Music Advisory Panel, National Endowment for Arts.
Author: (novel) Three for Bedroom C. Columbia Book of Musical Masterworks. (book and record sets) the Confederacy, 1953.
The Union, 1956
the Badmen, 1963.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy-As We Remember Him, 1965. The Irish Uprising, 1916-1922, 1966. Medicine, Mind and Music, 1972.
Composer: String Quartet and Piano Pieces for Advanced Children or Retarded Adults. Homage to Handel. Contributor articles to New York Times Magazine, Reporter, Saturday Review, Gramophone.