Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1954. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1961.
Associate professor music Radford (Virginia) College, 1961-1962, professor, head division fine arts, 1962-1966. Professor music, chairman department Denison University, since 1966, coordinator arts, 1969-1972, 77-79. Founder Radford Community Arts Association, 1963.
Consultant music curriculum and physical facilities.
Minister of music 1st Presbyterian Church. Member American Musicol. Society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Barbara Ann Bunai, September 10, 1955. Children– Russell James, Holly Ann, Bradley Earl, Mary Ann, Carey Hoyt.