Bachelor, Queens College, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1969.
Teacher orchestral music, various high schools, New York City, 1959-1970;
bandmaster, Army National Guard, New York City, 1959-1974;
assistant professor music, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, 1970-1975;
associate professor music, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, 1975-1979;
professor music, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, 1979-1995;
professor emeritus, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, since 1995. Department chair Queensborough Community College, 1983-1986. Founder, director Queens Symphonic Band, 1970-1996.
Fulbright visiting professor, Austria, 1995.
Served with New York Army National Guard, 1945-1974. Member Sonneck Society for American Music (treasurer 1978-1981, president 1981-1985), American Musicological Society, World Association Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, College Band Directors National Association, Association Concert Bands, International Society for Promotion and Investigation of Band Music.
Married Joyce Gruber (divorced). 1 child, Colette Helène. Married Amy Edith Platt, February 10, 1963.
Children: Henry Raymond, Renée Elizabeth.