Bachelor of Science, Bemidji State University, 1961. Master of Science, Indiana University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1975.
Teacher music, Climax (Minnesota) High School, 1961-1965; teacher music, La Crescent (Minnesota) High School, 1965-1968; teaching assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1968; banjoist, vocalist, leader, The Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble, LeRoy's River Minstrels, Minneapolis, since 1972. President Banjar Records, Inc., Minneapolis, since 1974, Banjar Publs., Minneapolis, since 1974.
Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Fretted Instrument Guild American, Hardanger Violin Association American.
Married Dione Dawn Post. Children: Laura, Beret, Erik.