Bachelor of Music in Education and Performance, Houghton College, 1964. Postgraduate, Eastman School Music, 1965. Postgraduate, State University of New York, Geneseo, 1965.
Postgraduate, Institute National Musica, Panama City, 1967. Postgraduate, Canal Zone College, Balboa, 1967. Attending, Oberlin College, since 1968.
Doctor of Music in Orchestral and Opera Conducting, University Washington, 1976. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1988. Master of Business Administration, Minnesota Opera Institute.
Master of Business Administration, American Symphony Orchestra League Conducting Institute. Master of Business Administration, The Grantsmanship Center Training Program.
Instrumental music director Houghton Academy, New York, 1963—1964. Teacher instrumental music Board Cooperative Educational Services, Leicester, 1964—1965. Lecturer music Union College, Schenectady, 1967—1968.
Director strings and orchestral programs East Greenbush Center School District, New York, 1967—1968. Principal oboist Omaha Symphony Orchestra, 1968—1969. Rockefeller fellow Contemporary Group, University Washington, Seattle.
Principal oboist University Symphony, Festival Opera Orchestra, Contemporary Group Woodwind Quintet, Sinfonietta, 1969—1972. Assistant professor music, conductor Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, College Choir and Opera Theatre, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1972—1974. Instructor College Great Falls, Montana, 1974—1978, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas, 1979—1980.
Music director, conductor and principal administrator Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Choir, Great Falls Symphony Association, Inc., 1974—1979. Assistant professor, director instrumental music University Texas Dallas, Richardson, 1978—1980. Associate professor, chairman department music, drama, music director, conductor Music.
Theatre and String Orchestra. Director, player Collegium Musicum and Wind Octet, University of Science and Arts Oklahoma, Chickasha, 1980—1984. Vice president academy affairs, dean, instructor woodwind techniques, conducting American Conservatory Music, Chicago, 1984—1987, executive vice president, dean, since 1988.
Private practice oboist, conductor, since 1984. Director Dansville Community Chorus, New York, 1964—1965. Principal oboist Geneseo Symphony and Woodwind Quintet, 1964—1965, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, 1972—1974.
Oboist Albany Symphony, Vermont State Symphony, 1967—1968, Seattle Opera Orchestra, 1971—1972. Founder, director, player Auloi Double Reed Ensemble, 1972—1974. Music director, conductor Greater Dallas Community Chamber Orchestra, 1978—1980.
Director, player Woodwind Quintet, Jazz Ensemble, Recorder Consort, 1978—1980. Violinist Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, Oklahoma, 1983—1984. Conductor Du Page, Illinois, 1986.
Guest conductor Oakland Ballet Company, Ron Guidi, Artistic Director, Northwest Jazz Sextet, Helena Symphony, Montana, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Iowa, Cedar Rapids Youth Symphony, Iowa. With United States Army, 1965-1967.
Member of National Association Schools Music, American Federation Musicians, College Music Society (life).
Married Mary Elizabeth Johnson, December 28, 1968. Children: Melody Elaine, Eric Harmony.