Special certified, Royal Conservatory Music, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1963. Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College, 1968. Master of Music, Oklahoma University, 1972.
Director music ministries Toms River (New Jersey) Presbyterian Church, 1965—1968, 1st Presbyterian Church, Arlington, Texas, 1972—1984, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, 1984—1991, Abington (Pennsylvania) Presbyterian Church, 1991—1998. Choral director Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, 1985—1991. Director community music and United States choral and string orchestra Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, since 1997, Barness chair distinguished teaching, since 2003.
Guest conductor, lecturer in field, since 1972. Lecturer Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1973—1984. With United States Army, 1968-1970.
Founder, conductor Arlington Choral Society, 1973—1984. Founding conductor Academy Chamber Society, Academy Chorale, Fort Washington, since 1997. Fellow: Melodious Accord.
Member: Pennsylvania Academy Music, Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association.
Married Janice Brown, November 3, 1950. Children: Michael Todd, Bradley Ryan, Erin Michelle.