Diploma, Juilliard Institute Museum Art, 1940. Bachelor, Fisk University, 1946. Master of Science, Juilliard School Music, 1950.
Postgraduate, George Peabody College for Teachers.
Faculty, Fisk U., Nashville, 1947-1948, 54-84, 85-86; associate professor music, Fisk U., Nashville, 1967; department chairman, Fisk U., Nashville, 1975-1977; director university Jubilee Singers, Fisk U., Nashville, 1957-1968, 71-73, 75-86; retired, Fisk U., Nashville, 1986. Summer piano faculty Michigan All State Piano Institute National Music Camp, Interlochen, 1973.
Member resource panel Tennessee Arts Commission. Board directors John W. Work III Memorial Foundation, Nashville Symphony Association Served with Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Member Sigma Upsilon Pi, Omega Psi Phi.
Clubs: Nashville Fine Arts.
Married Anne Lucille Gamble, May 23, 1956. 1 child, Nina Gamble.