Bachelor of Music summa cum laude, Florida State University, 1987. Master of Music, Eastman School Music, 1989. Doctor in Musical Arts, Eastman School Music, 1991.
Instructor music University Akron, Ohio, 1991—1995. Professor music Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, since 1995. Chair college faculty forum Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2002—2006.
Recording and performing artist. Presenter in field.
Member of Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (chair college faculty forum since 2002), Music Teachers National Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Heather Ellen Shea, October 23, 1993. Children: Benjamin Thomas, Joel Ethan.