Bachelor in music, University Pennsylvania, 1981. Master of Arts in music compostition, University Pennsylvania, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in music composition, Eastman School of Music, University Rochester, 1985.
Assistant professor of composition Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1985—1986. Associate professor of composition Vanderbilt University, Nashville, since 1986.
Member of American Music Center.
Married Joanna Leigh Brichetto, December 30, 1991. 1 child Margaret.