Bachelor in Education, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1952. Master of Music in Oboe, Eastman School Music, Rochester, New York, 1953. Performer's certified, Eastman School Music, Rochester, New York, 1961.
DMA in Performance and Pedagogy (Oboe), Eastman School Music, Rochester, New York, 1966.
Instructor music, Brigham Young U., Provo, 1953-1961;
professor music, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1961-1994;
professor emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1994. Principal oboist Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, 1961-1995, Springfield (Illinois) Symphony Orchestra, 1967-1984, Sinfonia da Camera, Champaign, 1985-1994;English horn and assistant principal oboe Utah Symphony Orchestra, Salt Lake City, 1953-1959. Woodwind instruments teacher, performer saxophonist, clarinetist and doubler in jazz and show bands, 1946-1985.
Member American Federation of Musicians Union, 1948-1996.
Member Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, board directors, 1980-1985, operations/personnel manager, 1996-1998. Member 1st Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell conductor Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, 1952-1953, 59-61. Member International Double Reed Society (founder, treasurer 1970-1972).
Married Jean Josephine Harris, August 28, 1953. Children: Steven, Paul, Erik, Miriam, Kathryn.