Bachelor of Science in Education, North-East Missouri State University, 1958. Master of Music, Louisiana State University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1967.
Associate professor, music Southwest Texas State University, 1962—1968. Faculty University Delaware, since 1968, associate professor, since 1978.
Member of American Association of University Professors, Delaware Music Teachers Association.
Married Evelyn Claire Utting, November 24, 1962. Children: Jan Ellen, Lynn Elise.