BMus with distinction, Eastman School of Music, 1981; Master of Arts in Music Education, Truman State University, 1986; Certified masters level music educator, Georgia.
Strings teacher Alabama Symphony Strings Academy, Birmingham, 1982—1994; orchestra director, elementary strings teacher DeKalb County School Systems, Atlanta, 1998—2003, strings coach youth orchestra, since 1998, department chairman elementary orchestra, 2000—2001; elementary strings teacher Atlanta Public School, since 2003; Assistant concertmaster Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham, 1982—1994; violin performer, instructor Symphony School American, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 1984—1985, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1986—1991, Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, 1986—1991; instructor applied music and music education Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, 1984—1985; violin instructor Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama, 1986—1993; string orchestra director, chamber ensemble director Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra Atlanta, since 2001; Musician: Georgia Sinfonia, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Philharmonic, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Gqinnett Philharmonic Atlanta Lyric Opera, 2000. Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Center for the Arts - Summer Programs, Guest Artist, Interlochen Arts Academy - 2008-present, Associate Concertmaster, Director of Civic Chamber Music Program,Traverse Symphony Orchestra, 2009- Present, Guest Assistant Concertmaster, Associate/Assistant Principal Violin, West Michigan Symphony, 2014-Present
Autism Society American
Music Teachers National Association (federation judge 1998?Co99)
American Federation Musicians
American String Teacher's Association (grantee 2002)
Music Educators National Conference (chairman High School orchestra festival 1999?Co2001, chairman elementary orchestra workshop 1999?Co2001)
Spouse Kathleen A. Whelan, October 28, 1952.