Bachelor in Music, New England Conservatory, 1972. Master of Arts Education, College of New Jersey, 1978. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1998.
Musician-French horn Richmond Symphony, Richmond, Virginia, 1972—1976. Band director North Brunswick Township High School, 1977—1979, Ridgewood High School, New Jersey, 1979—1982, Rye High School, New York, 1982—1984, Pascack Hills High School, Montvale, New Jersey, since 1984, New York University Wind Ensemble, New York City, 2006—2007. Music director Ridgewood Concert Band, Ridgewood, since 1983.
Artist Montclair State University, 1996—2003. Conductor, music director The Goldman Band, New York City, 2000—2005. Board directors Classical New Jersey, Westfield, New Jersey, 1998, Bergen Youth Orchestra, Engelwood, New Jersey, since 2001.
Member of Music Educator's National Conference, College Band Director National Association, American Federation of Musicians.
Married Jacqueline Sarracco. Children: Carl, Hannah, Erik, Emma.