Bachelor, University Rochester, 1950. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1959.
Master of Arts in Music Composition, City University of New York, 1997.
Professor theater arts Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1965-1994.
With United States Army, 1951-1953, Panama. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dramatists Guild, Long Island Composers Alliance.
Married Nancy Homer, July 5, 1959 (divorced July, 1985). Children: Andrew, Jessica. Married Barbara Underwood, August 4, 1985.
Children: Robert Underwood.