Student violin with, Emanuel Zetlin. Composition with, Stefan Wolpe.
Professor music, University of Chicago, 1964-1985; Distinguished professor, University of Chicago, 1985-1991; retired, 1991. Visiting professor Queens College, 1973. Chairman admissions committee MacDowell Colony.
(Commissioned by David Shuler, David Craighead and Donald ...)
Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences, International Society Contemporary Music (directory).
Married Vera Shapiro, October 28, 1957. 1 child, Max Klement. Married Elsa Charlston, October 12, 1985.