Bachelor of Science, Mankato State College, 1964. Master of Music, Mankato State College, 1973. Doctor in Musical Arts, University Illinois, 1988.
Music teacher Taylor Junior High School, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, 1965—1967. Director choral music New London (Wisconsin) Public Schools, 1970—1974, Sheboygan (Wisconsin) South High School, 1974—1982. Associate professor music Lakeland College, 1982—1992, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota, since 1997.
Founder, conductor Lakeshore Chorale, Sheboygan, 1982—1997. Conductor Dakota Chorale, Mitchell, since 1997. Sergeant United States Army, 1967-1970.
Member of Music Educators National Conference, South Dakota Choral Directors Association, Wisconsin Choral Directors Association (president 1987-1989, board directors 1985-1991), American Choral Directors Association (life. Board directors north central division 1985-1989), Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Susan J. Gartman. Children: Karin, Kristin, Karl.