Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina, 1941; Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1950; Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1962.
Instructor music, U. North Carolina, 1946-1951; director bands, U. Montana, 1954-1955; associate professor, director instrumental music, U. Maryland., 1955-1965; department chairman music, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1965-1966; director School Fine Arts, associate dean College Arts and Sciences, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1966-1972; director, Office Fine Arts Extension, 1972-1989; retired, Office Fine Arts Extension, 1989. Music consultant Kentucky Arts commission, 1967-1976. Director American Bandmasters Association Research Center, U. Maryland., 1964-1965.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1946. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member American Bandmasters Association (director) 1964-1966), American Musical.
Society (editor newsletter 1974-1976), College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi.
Married Georgia Bryan Logan, August 30, 1947. Children: Douglas Scott, Gordon Lyon, David Brooks.