AB, Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina, 1948. Master of Music in Piano Theory/Composition, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, Florida State University, 1974.
Certified arts management, Harvard University.
Teacher general science and physics Public Schools, Abbeville, South Carolina, 1948-1949. Private piano teacher, 1949-1973, Greenwood Junior Conservatory, since 1974. Choir director Greenwood Arkansas Presbyterian Church, since 1990.
Executive director Greenwood Council Arts, 1977-1979. Part-time teacher department music Lander University, Greenwood, 1974, 96.
Member Greenwood Music Teachers Association (president since 1998), Greenwood Organists Guild, American Guild Organists (Greenwood dean 1990-1992), Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa Lambda, Delta Omicron.
Children: Nan Ellis, Dwane E.