AB, Houghton College, 1929. Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College, 1931. Master of Arts, New York University, 1936.
Doctor of Education, New York University, 1938. Doctor of Music (honorary), American Conservatory, 1951. Doctor of Music (honorary), Temple University, 1962.
Doctor of Music (honorary), Westminster Choir College, 1965. Doctor of Laws, Indiana State University, 1981. Museum D., Indiana University, 1981.
Museum D., Houghton College, 1981.
Head music department Central College, South Carolina, 1929-1930. Head voice, choral music Houghton College, 1931-1938. Dean music North Texas State University, 1938-1947.
Dean School Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1947-1973. Artistic director Opera Theater, 1973-1978. Chairman music advisory panel United States Information Agency, 1967.
Music adviser, member board Coolidge Foundation. Member National Council on Arts and Government, 1966-1968. Trustee Westminster Choir College, 1965-1967.
Member leadership training conference, examiners board North Central Associate. Member committee Central Opera Service. National council Metropolitan Opera.
Vice president board directors Palm Beach Opera, (Florida), 1979-1997. Member National Association Teachers Singing., National Association Schools Music (vice president), Music Teachers National Association (president, secretary, Achievement award 1992), American Musical Society, Music Educators National Conference, American Friends of Bayreuth (president), Indiana Academy (charter), Sagamore on the Wabash, Phi Kappa Lambda, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Kappa, Kappa Kappa Psi. Clubs: Rotarian (honorary).
Married Mary Freeman, July 1, 1929 (deceased 1993). Married Elisabeth P. Myers, 1995.