Bachelor of Music in Composition, University of Southern California, 1946.
Teacher composition and piano, Los Angeles, 1946-1950. Composer Lester Horton Theater, 1949-1950. Teacher music San Francisco, 1950-1961.
Composer, educator Los Angeles, since 1961. Lecturer in music for dance Idyllwild (California) School Music and Arts, 1967-1974. Lecturer in music history Southern California Institute Architecture, Santa Monica, 1970-1976.
Composer in residence Perry/Mansfield Camp, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 1966. Guest performer, composer, lecturer Library. Congress, American University, Washington, 1996.
Guest lecturer University South Dakota, Vermillion, 2002-2008, Milke Community High School, Los Angeles, 2007-2008, Premieres at United States.D., Vermillion, 2000-2010, Sonata Solo Violoncello, 1956.
Founder, patron Klauss/James Archive and Art Museum, Parkston, since 1995.