Student, Curtis Institute Music, 1939-1942.
Professor music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1972-1989;
emeritus professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1990;
former member faculties, Temple University
former member faculties, Curtis Institute Music
former member faculties, Philadelphia Museum Academy
former member faculties, Catholic U., Washington
instructor tuba, Aspen Music Festival, since 1973. Member Philadelphia Brass Ensemble. Trustee Srs. Symphony, Mystic, Connecticut, since 1987.
Program administrator emeritus International Conference Symphony Orchestra Musicians. Board directors, editor Philadelphia Orchestra Retirees and Friends.
Advisory board Tubist Universal Brotherhood, Bloomington, Indiana, since 1972. Member American Federation Musicians, Kappa Kappa Psi.
Married Berta Brenner, August 17, 1941 (deceased 2005). Children: Barbara Torchinsky Volger, Ann Penny Torchinsky Clark, Beth Ellen.