Student, Northeastern University, 1945. Graduate, Schillinger School Music, Boston, 1950. Private student of, Roslyn B. Henning and Kenneth McKillop.
Doctor of Music (honorary), Peabody Conservatory, 1970.
Teacher Schillinger System Museum Composition, Denver, 1950-1952. Associate Project Music Magnetic Tape, New York City, 1952-1954. Faculty Conservatory of City Cologne, Germany, 1966.
Director Fromm Music Foundation Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984-1990. Guest professor composition conservatories of Rotterdam, 1974, Basel, 1975. Guest professor composition California Institute Arts, Los Angeles, 1974-1983, University California, Berkeley, 1976.
Visiting professor Yale University, 1980-1981, 86-87, Indiana University, 1984, University Cincinnati, 1985. Composer in residence Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1989.
Board of directors Fromm Music Foundation, since 1984. Featured guest composer North America New Music Festival, 1992. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947.
Member Broadcast Music Inc., American Music Center (president 1986-1989). M C.
Married Carolyn Rice, June 28, 1950 (divorced). Married Susan Sollins-Brown.