A.R.C.M. in Organ and Piano Teaching, Royal College Music, London, 1957; F.R.C.O., Royal College Organists, London, 1957; Bachelor of Music, U. Durham, England, 1961; student in composition under, Boris Porena, Rome, 1962-1963; postgraduate, Accademia Chigiana, Siena, Italy, summers 1961-1963, 66; Doctor of Music, U. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1974.
Director music various schools, public and private, England, 1957-1969. Lecturer University Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1969-1971. Visiting lecturer University Toronto, 1971-1972.
Associate professor composition and ethno music University Guelph, Ontario, 1972-1978. Professor composition University Oregon, Eugene, 1979-1987. Academy professor Royal Air Force School Music, Uxbridge, England, 1988-1996.
Lecturer, adjudicator in field.
Fellow Royal Colonel Organists. Member Society Composers and Music Publishers of Canada, American Music Center.
Son of Clement Percival and Helen Gladys (Rose) H. M. Olive May Smith, April 9, 1960. 1 daughter, Jacqueline.