Bachelor of Music, St. Louis Institute Music, 1960. Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1967.
Conductor, St. Louis Concert Chorale, Ancora Musica, 1957-1960; associate conductor, Midwest Opera Company, St. Louis, 1958-1960; assistant professor music-orchestra, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1971-1974; orchestra director, Kirkwood (Missouri) High School, 1976-1991; violin instructor, conductor, St. Louis Conservatory and School for Arts, 1991-1993; violin instructor, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio., since 1993; violin instructor, Cleveland Institute Music, since 1993. Conductor, musical advisor Alton (Illinois) Symphony, 1965-1968, 73-90. Conductor Parma Ohio Symphony, 1968-1971.
Board of directors Apollo's Fire-Baroque Orchestra, Cleveland, since 1994. Trustee Cleveland Orchestra, 1969-1971. Member American String Teachers Association, Music Educators National Conference, National School Orchestra Association, American Symphony Orchestra League, Phi Mu Alpha (Outstanding Alumni 1988), Cleveland Chamber Music Association (board directors since 1994).
Married Pamela Gail Hoffman, August 15, 1967 (divorced 1991). Children: David Stoner, Jeffrey Hoffman.