Bachelor, Valparaiso University, 1942. Master of Music, American Conservatory Music, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester, 1963.
Distinguished Service Medal (honorary), Valparaiso University, 1996.
Professor music Valparaiso University, Indiana, 1946-1984. Professor emeritus, since 1984. Chairman department, 1966-1970.
Executive secretary University Composers Exchange, Valparaiso, 1952-1965. President Indiana Music Teachers Association, 1966-1967.
(Reflection and Celebration - Organ - Richard Wienhorst. -...)
Member music committee Indiana Arts Council, Indianapolis, 1964-1969. Served with United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Society Composers, Broadcast Music, Inc., American Composers Alliance, American Music Center.
Married Sue Esther Stonebraker, November 7, 1947 (deceased February 1997). Children: Johanna Ruth, Kurt William.