Bachelor, University Northern Iowa, 1964. Master of Music, North Texas State University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Miami, 1971.
Band, orchestra director Dallas Public Schools, 1968—1969. Graduate fellow music University Miami, Florida, 1969—1971. Assistant professor music Marietta College, Ohio, 1971—1974.
Associate professor Hiram College, 1974—1976. Fine arts coordinator director continuing education Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, since 1976. Museum director Musick's Recreation, Council Bluffs, since 1977, Omaha Pops Orch, since 1981.
Board directors Omaha Symphony Guild, since 1980, Bluffs Arts Council, Council Bluffs, since 1983. Member of Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce (business council since 1984).
Married Carol Jean Christiansen, September 2, 1963.