Student of trumpet, National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan, 1943. 44, 45; studied under Lloyd Geisler, 1947-1948; studied under Armando Ghitalla, 1974.
Trumpet player, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, 1943-1946;
with, United States Army, 1946;
advanced through grades to master sergeant, United States Army, 1966;
trumpet player, United States Army Band, Washington, 1946-1966;
associate professor brass, Houghton (New York) College, 1966-1980;
consultant, assistant project director, Dictionary American Hymnology, Bethesda, Maryland., 1980-1981;
principal trumpet, S.W. Florida Symphony Orchestra, Fort Myers, 1982-1986;
principal trumpet, Treasure Coast Symphony Orchestra, Fort Pierce, Florida, 1989-1994;
principal trumpet, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Vero Beach, Florida, since 1991. Adjunct Professor Edison Community College, Fort Myers, 1984-1989, Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, 1989-1994. Instructor Montgomery College, Bethesda, 1964-1966, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York, 1969-1970.
Conductor Houghton College Symphony Orchestra, 1966-1978, Concert Band, 1975-1980. Lecturer Institute Musica Suera Mexicana, Pueblo, 1973. Guest conductor Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 1969, Treasure Coast Symphony Orchestra, 1990.
Music director Maryland Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, 1947-1951, Cherrydale Baptist Church, Arlington, Virginia, 1953-1960, Christ Methodist Church, Arlington, 1961-1965, Vero Beach Alliance Church, 1990-1993. Member International Trumpet Guild (charter, project director 1978-1980), Hymn Society of the United States and Canada (life, grantee 1980-1981), Church Music Society (England) (life), Hymn Society Great Britain and Ireland (life), National Church Music Fellowship (president 1967-1969), Society of America Music.
Married Marjorie Ruth Park, December 8, 1951. Children: Nancy Joy McColley, Sandra Lynn Masse, Karen Jean Moore, Beth Anne Barnard.