Bachelor in Music magna cum laude, San Francisco State University, 1959. Master of Arts in Music, San Francisco State University, 1965.
Teacher choir and orchestra Livermore High School, California, 1960—1969, Clayton Valley High Sch, Concord, 1969—1979. Teacher music Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, 1979—1981. Composer, arranger Mountain Ranch, since 1981.
Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1951-1955.
Member of American Civil Liberties Union, California Music Educators Association (president Bay section 1970-1972, newsletter editor 1972-1974, adjudicator-music festivals 1965-1998), American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Air Force Veterans Association.
Married Ann Morrill Lopes (divorced ). Children: Karen, Stephanie.