AB, Harvard College, 1958. Diplome, Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Massachusetts, 1973.
Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Southeastern Massachusetts University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Hope College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Mount St. Mary's College.
President Jonico Music, Inc. Chairman board directors Music Public International. Guest lecturer Harvard University, Yale University, Southern Massachusetts University.
Guest conductor Boston Pops and other major symphonies.
Member visiting committee, board overseers Harvard University. Board directors 3d St. Music School. Member American Society of Composers (numerous citations for hit songs), National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (board governors, numerous Gold Records), American Federation Musicians, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists.
Clubs: Hasty Pudding, Signet Society Harvard College.
Married Patricia G. Collins, January 26, 1976. Children: Elizabeth C., W. Andrew. Children by previous marriage: Joseph R., Nicolas A.