Bachelor of Music with highest honors, University Tennessee, 1982. Master of Arts with distinction, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995.
Contrabassist, Knoxville Symphony, 1980-1982; contrabassist, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Symphony, 1981-1982; instrumentalist, vocalist, The Coupe, 1982-1987; instructor, research assistant, University of California at Los Angeles, 1988-1992; class lecturer, Webster U., Vienna, Austria, 1990-1992. Bassist, vocalist cassett tape, 1981. Assistant professor music University Texas, San Antonio.
Member American Musicological Society, Institute Music Research, Society Ethromusicology, Society Music Perception, Cognition and Association of Technology in Music Instruction.
1 child, John David.