Bachelor of Music, Houston Conservatory, 1957. Postgraduate, University Texas, Austin, 1958. Postgraduate, Berkshire School Music, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1961.
M. of Music Education, University Houston, 1963.
2d French horn player, New York City Ballet Orchestra, 1964-1976;managing partner, American Brass Quintet, New York City, 1965-1976;French horn player, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City, 1969-1976;assistant to the dean, Aspen Music school and Festival, New York City, 1971-1976;deputy director, manager concert operations, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1976-1978;executive director, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena, California, 1978-1981;orchestra manager, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1981-1983;director music program, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1984-1987;executive vice president, manager director, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, since 1987. Consultant Cedarpoint Company, Boston, 1983-1984, JDC, Inc., Dorchester, Massachusetts, Festival Casals, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charles Ives Center for the Arts, Danbury, Connecticut.
With United States Army, 1958-1961. Member Chamber Music American (board directors 1976-1984), American Symphony Orchestra (board directors, treasurer 1972-1976), American Brass Chamber Music Association (president 1974-1984), The Bohemian Club, Rainier Club, Rotary, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha.
Children: Edward Junior, Allen. Married Nancy Jamison.