Associate of Arts, Sacramento City College, 1954; Bachelor, Sacramento State College, 1960; Master of Arts, Sacramento State College, 1962.
Traveling music teacher, Sacramento (California) City Unified Schools, 1960-1962; high school teacher, Sacramento (California) City Unified Schools, since 1960; teacher, University of California, Davis, 1974-1978. Guest adjunct area music festivals, since 1970.
Member Latter- Day Saints (Mormons). Church (missionary to Argentina, 1955-1957, local lay leader, 1958). Fellow American Adn. Federal Musicians.
Married Arleen Fay Martin, January 29, 1960. Children: Vicki Leanne, Sherri Lynn, Karen Lee.