Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1947. Master of Music, University North Carolina, 1951. Studied composition Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, 1954.
Director music The Childrens Hour, WCAU-television Weekly Program, Philadelphia, 1954-1958; organist, choirmaster, Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, New York City, 1968-1972; organist, choirmaster, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, Maine., 1981-1988. Consultant for musical presentations General Motors, Detroit, 1956-1978, Radio Corporation of America, Indianapolis, 1962-1978, McDonalds Corporation, Oakbrook, Illinois, 1973-1977.
Parent board member St. Matthew and St. Timothy Community Center, New York City, 1967-1978. Composer campaign song Re-election of John Lindsay as Mayor, New York City, 1969. Board member Embassy Players Community Theater Organization, Portland, Maine, 1983-1997.
Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1955. Member Broadcast Music, Inc., Dramatist Guild, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Nancy Neal Ault, March 29, 1952. Children: Selby Lane, Jane Heston Beebe Bertolini.