Bachelor in Music Education, University Arizona, 1961. Master of Music, Mount St. Mary's College, 1962. Doctor in Musical Arts, University Michigan, 1969.
Teacher elementary and junior High School bands Tucson (Arizona) Public Schools, 1962-1965. Assistant professor clarinet Northern Michigan University, 1965-1968. Associate professor to professor clarinet and musicology University Redlands, 1969—2004, chair woodwind area, director graduate program woodwind doubling, since 1969, professor emeritus, 2004.
Part-time instructor woodwinds San Bernardino Valley College, 1969-1974. Visiting lecturer clarinet Arizona State University, 1982-1983. Adjunct professor clarinet Interlochen Arts Academy, 1986-1991, California State University since 2006.
In charge of artists and repertory Advance Recordings, since 1983. Chief Executive Officer MillCreekPublications, since 1983.
Member International Clarinet Society, College Music Society (member advisory committee for performance 1986-1989), National Association College Wind and Percussion Instructors, American Society Composers, Music Library. Association, American Federation Musicians, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha.
Married Sally Kathleen Webb, June 11, 1939. Children: Andy, Stephen, Matthew, Douglas.