Bachelor of Music cum laude, Lawrence College, 1939. Master of Music, University Denver, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, State University Iowa, 1951.
Public school teacher, 1939-1949; assistant musicology, State University Iowa, 1950-1951; visiting lecturer, State University Iowa, 1954; assistant professor music, New Mexico Highlands U., 1951-1956; member of faculty, Baylor University, 1956-1985; professor music, Baylor University, 1959-1985; chairman graduate studies music, Baylor University, 1958-1981; associate dean, Baylor University (School Music), 1973-1980, 83-85; acting dean, Baylor University (School Music), 1980-1983. Director choir 1st Presbyterian Church, Waco, Texas, 1957-1972.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Music library association, American Musicol. Society (president Texas 1961-1963), International Musicol.
Society, Music Teachers National Association (vice chairman musicology committee), American Association of University Professors (president Baylor chapter 1975-1976), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda.
Married Lois Patricia Trachsel, July 7, 1950. Children: Alan Christopher, Linda Beth Wienandt, Thomas David.