Bachelor of Music, Stetson University, 1943. Master of Music, University Michigan, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1952.
Assistant professor music, Florida State University, 1952-1953; professor music, chairman division fine arts, Belmont College, Nashville, 1953-1956; professor, dean, School Music, Hardin-Simmons U., 1956-1962; dean academic affairs, School Music, Hardin-Simmons U., 1962-1966; dean academic affairs, Hope College, 1966-1967; dean College Humanities, U. North Carolina, Charlotte, 1967-1980; professor music, U. North Carolina, Charlotte, 1967-1988; professor Emeritus, U. North Carolina, Charlotte, since 1988.
Served with United States Army, 1943. Member College Music Society, American Guild Organists, Music Educators National Conference, North Carolina Music Educators Association.
Married Nancy Virginia Boney, September 2, 1949. Children: William Stephan, Nancy Nunnery.