AB, Morehouse College, 1953. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Miami, 1972.
Band director Ballard-Hudson High School, Macon, 1953-1954. Assistant professor music education, university organist Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, summer 1958. Various positions Miami (Florida) Northwestern Senior High School, 1959-1969.
Choral director, piano laboratory specialist Hialeah (Florida) Miami Lakes Senior High School, 1971-1972. Professor music education, chairman department humanities, chairman department music Bishop College, Dallas, 1973-1978. Professor music, chairman department visual and performing arts, director concert choir South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, since 1978.
Organist, choir director various churches. Part-time professor humanities Miami-Dade College North, 1967-1970. Choral clinic judge for middle and senior high schools.
Music curriculum writer Dade County Board Public Instruction, Miami, 1969-1970.
Chairman Lyceum committee South Carolina State College, since 1978. Member National Music Educators Conference, The American Choral Directors Association, South Carolina Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Hattie Mae Fears, June 6, 1956. 1 child, Ivan Hugh.