BM in Trumpet Performance, The Ohio State University; MM in Trumpet Performance and DMA in Composition/Theory, The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Professor Emeritus of Music (Trumpet, Theory, Dir. of Wind Ensemble and Chamber Ens., Brass Methods, Instrumental Arranging, Composition, Form and Analysis), 37 years Columbia College (SC) ; Adj. Prof. of Trumpet, Wright State Univ., 4 years; Adj. Prof. of Trumpet, Wittenburg Univ., 1 year; Instructor of Trumpet, Palmetto Center for the Arts, Richland NE HS, 10 years; Univ. of Cincinnati CCM, Graduate Assistant in Music Theory, 2 years;
Principal Trumpet positions: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Middletown SO, Charlotte Philharmonic Orch., Second Trumpet: Scottsdale SO, Long Bay SO, South Carolina Philharmonic (30 years), Section Trumpet: Phoenix Symphony, Augusta Opera Orchestra, Hamilton Symphony, Wilmington SO among others.
Founder: The Beryllium Brass Quintet (Cincinnati, OH), Member of the Thunderbird Brass Quartet (Phoenix, AZ), Partner in the Palmetto Brass (Columbia, SC, 32 years), South Carolina Chamber Orch., The Lutheran Bach Choir (Solo Trumpet), The Columbia Brass Band (Eb and Piccolo Trumpet)
Named the Fred and Carolyn Parker Endowed Chair in Music, 2012; Winner for Columbia College of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013; Contributer to the prestigious Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition, 2013; Numerous Faculty Development Awards (Columbia College), SC Arts Commission Artist - In - Residence Award.
Original Compositions: Bicinium for Eumphonium and Horn, Quartet No. 1 for Clarinet, Trumpet, Piano and Percussion, Three Impressions for Euphonium/Trombone and Percussion, Fantasy for Solo Violin, Translucent Notions for Two Flutes, Theme and Variations for Trumpet and Piano, Ter Fato Obire for 32 piece Wind Ensemble - All originally published by Seesaw Music, Inc. and currently available from Subito Music Publishers. Arrangements: J. Strauss - The Blue Danube Waltz for 12 Saxophone Choir, Mozart: Concerto No. 15 in Bb for Piano and Wind Ensemble, Mozart: Concerto In D for Flute and Wind Ensemble, Romberg: "Serenade" for Solo Euphonium and Wind Ensemble - self published.