Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1967. Doctor Musical Arts, University Washington, 1976. Conducting studies with Leo Mueller, Peabody Conservatory, 1972.
Studies with Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Gunther Schuller, Tanglewood, 1979. Studies with Jean Morel, Werner Torkanowsky and Herbert Blomstedt, Aspen School Music, 1972.
Staff conductor, Tacoma Opera, 1975-1976;
music director, Bremerton (Washington) Symphony Orchestra, 1973-1975;
conductor, music director, Missoula (Montana) Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, 1976-1978;
conductor, music director, Los Angeles Drs. Symphony Orchestra, 1981-1985;
founding conductor, music director, Santa Monica (California) Chamber Orchestra, 1981-1990;
resident guest conductor, Portland (Oregon) Philharmonic, 1979, 80, 89. Guest conductor more than 30 ensembles.
Tours in United States. Europe, Soviet bloc, Japan, China, Russia. Vocalist, timpanist and percussionist various organizations.
Assistant professor music U. Montana, Missoula, 1976-1978. Adjunct Professor humanities Pacific Western U., Los Angeles, since 1989.
Served with United States Air Force Band, 1968-1972. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Cheryl Lee Stray, 1968 (divorced 1975). Married Carrie Kourkoumelis, 1976 (divorced 1980). Married Randi Lynn Grafman, June 18, 1982.
Children: Jesse Alexander, Zachary Aaron.