Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Potsdam, 1961. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1966.
Band director Albany High School, 1961-1963. Bassoonist Chamber Symphony Philadelphia, 1966-1968. Co-principal bassoonist Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Symphony, 1968-1985.
Professor bassoon Ohio State University, Columbus, since 1984. Music director Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Delaware, since 1988. Founder, music director Toronto Chamber Winds, 1979-1985.
Visiting professor bassoon Eastman School Music, Rochester, New York, 1981, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1986. Adjunct professor Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, since 1988.
Served with United States Army, 1963-1966. Member American Federation Musicians, International Double Reed Society (vice president 1975-1976), Music Educators National Conference.
Married Margaret Barstow, August 18, 1962. Children: Richard, Elizabeth.