Piano student with, Bernhard Abramowitsch, Berkeley, California piano student with, Robert Helps, New York City composition student with, Seymour Shifrin, Roger Sessions, Earl Kim Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1959; Master of Fine Arts, Princeton University, 1964.
Member of faculty, Harvard University, 1968-1972; member of faculty, Buffalo U., 1973; member of faculty, Boston University, 1973-1984; member of faculty, City College of New York, 1984-1986; Distinguished professor music, City College of New York, since 1986. Member of faculty Julliard School, since 1993.
Board of directors Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa.