Bachelor of Music, DePaul University, 1958. Master of Science in Recreation Administration, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1963. Master of Arts in Art, Literature, Music, Jacksonville (Alabama) State University, 1978.
Postgraduate in music and humanities, Florida State University. Private studies in composition with Alexander Tcherepnin, in conducting with Paul Stassevitch. Graduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, 1981.
Music director, University of Chicago Settlement House, 1953-1956; director, Chicago Stadium Band, 1956-1958; stage manager, music director, University Theatre, University of Chicago, 1957-1959; producer, director entertainment shows, United States Army Svc. Clubs, Europe, 1959-1961; summer camp director, various youth camps, 1961-1963, 74; teacher music, art, lit, band director, Chicago Public Schools, 1956-1959, 61-63; second in command Lieutenant adjutant general corporations, United States Army, 1963; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Army, 1963; retired, United States Army, 1986; recreation consultant, lecturer on arts, Anniston, Alabama, since 1980. Principal Classical Music store, 1945-1956, freelance music teacher, 1947-1954;teacher English Pusan U., Korea, 1965-1966.
Fellow International Academy Poets (Cambridge, England), Centro Studi e' Scambi International Academy Leonardo Da Vinci (Rome), World Literature Academy (Cambridge, England). Member National Recreation and Parks Association, American Federation Musicians United States and Canada, International Society Contemporary Music, National Music Educators Association, Alabama Council Arts and Humanities (committee chairman, progressive executor), Associate Photographers International Photographic Society of America, Audubon Society, National Arbor Day Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, National Wilderness Society, numerous others.