Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, 1948. Bachelor of Music, Juilliard School Music, Master of Music, 1951. Postgraduate Columbia University.
Fulbright scholar Paris Conservatory.
Trumpeter, Goldman Band, 1948-1954, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, 1951-1953. Assistant professor musicIthaca College, 1951-1953. Associate professor music Lehigh University, 1952-1953, Duquesne University, 1954-1957.
Founder, music director American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh, since 1957.
Master, pilot Point Counterpoint World World War World War II
Married Kathleen Coulter, August 20, 1966;children— Wendy, Robin, Caryn, Jonathan, Josquin, Tanya. Children: Wendy, Robin, Caryn, Jonathan, Josquin, Tanya.