Bachelor of Science, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 1945. Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1947. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, New York City, 1968.
Music teacher, Mineola, New York, 1945-1946, Butler, New Jersey, 1946-1947. Music supervisor Red Lion, Pennsylvania, 1947-1956. Associate professor Shippensburg State University, 1956-1958.
Music teacher Fox Lane School, Bedford, New York, 1958-1959. Instructor Columbia University, New York City, 1959-1961. Assistant professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1961-1965.
Professor music Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, 1965-1994. Retired, 1994
Research chairman, Southern Division, Music Educators National Conference, 1974-1980, research council member, 1974-1980. Consultant National Association Junior Colleges, 1973-1975.
Member of Kentucky Alliance for Arts Education (president 1974-1982, advisory board), Kentucky Music Educators Association (board directors, president 1971-1973, Distinguished Service award 1983, Citation for Service 2004), Music Educators National Conference (president southern division 1982-1984).
Married Jean Craig, June 25, 1976. Children: Amy, Melanie.