Bachelor of Music, Northwestern University, 1949. Master of Music, University Rochester, 1951.
Freelance violist, Detroit, since 1950; violist, Rochester (New York) Philharmonic, 1950-1951; instructor strings, Detroit Public Schools, 1952-1984; instructor viola, National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan, 1960-1979; principal violist, Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit, since 1974; principal violist, Warren (Michigan) Symphony, since 1975; principal violist, Pontiac-Oakland Symphony, Rochester, Michigan, since 1977; instructor viola, Oakland U., Rochester, since 1977; instructor viola, Macomb Community College, Rochester, since 1977. Violist Music from Angel Fire Festival, Taos, New Mexico, 1985.
Served as private United States Army, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American String Teachers Association (vice president Michigan 1962-1963, String Teacher of Year 1977), Music Educators National Conference (life), American Federation Musicians, Detroit Federation Teachers, National Federation Music Clubs.
Married Peruz Kavafian, December 14, 1968.