B. in Mechanical Engineering, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1958. Bachelor, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1963. Master of Music in Composition, Yale, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Yale, 1968.
Teaching assistant, Union College, 1962-1963; teaching associate, Yale College, New Haven, 1965-1967; professor music, New York University, 196897; retired, New York University, 1997. Vice president League-ISCM, New York, 1974-1976, 78-82, president 1976-1978. Founder, director Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, since 1976.
Served to First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1958-1961, Korea. Member Broadcast Music, Inc., American Composers Alliance (treasurer 1973-1979, vice president 1982-1987), Society of Composers, Society for Music Theory, American ComposersForum.
Married Priscilla Dorothy Proxmire, January 1960 (deceased October 1978). 1 child, Liam; married Jacqueline Lee Burhans, May 12, 1983.