Bachelor in Music, Capital University, 1952. Bachelor of Divinity, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1956. Master of Music, University Colorado, 1956.
Doctor of Philosophy in Choral Conducting and Literature, University Iowa, 1970.
Minister Faith Lutheran Church, Detroit, 1956—1966. Professor music Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, 1968—1995. Retired, 1995.
Member of American Choral Directors Association (national treasurer).
Married Paula Schumacher, August 27, 1966. Children: Carol Elizabeth, Paul Robert.