Master of Music, University Southern California, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Music, University Southern California, 1977. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1962—1963.
Lecturer California State University, Fullerton, 1970. Member professional staff Southwest Regional Laboratory for Education Research, Los Alamitos, California, 1971—1975. Professor, music University Texas, San Antonio, since 1975.
Member professional staff Southwest Regional Laboratory for Education. Member College Museum Society (advisory council 1980-1983,student affairs chairman 1982-1984), Music Industry Educators Association (treasurer 1983-1986, vice president 1986-1988, president 1988-1989).
Married Jo Ann Brister (deceased). Children: Ian Michael, Leigh Michelle.