As a trombonist

4 years in Indiana University bands
4 years in Indiana University orchestra
1 year and 3 summers in Northwestern University
1 summer in Graham Prince’s dance band in Detroit
1 year in Ray Williams’ dance band in France

As conductor/teacher

8 years as band and orchestra teacher in high schools in Mt.Pleasant, MI, Calumet City, IL, and Bloomington, IN

2 years as band and orchestra director in Central Michigan University

7 years as associate director of bands at Indiana U.

17 years conductor of Bloomington Community Band

As teacher

30 years teaching conducting classes at Indiana University

36 years teaching band arranging at I. U.

24 years teaching instrumental methods classes at I. U.

As composer and arranger

Composer of 34 works for concert band or orchestra (14 of these were published)

Composer and/or arranger of numerous chamber works for winds or percussion, 7 of which were published

Author of two instruction books for trombone or baritone

Offices held

President of Central & Southern Indiana School Music Association

President of Indianapolis In-and-about Music Educators

President of North Central Division of Music (10 states)

Educators National Conference

President of National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors


Elected to Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame

Named Musician of the Year by Indiana Music Educators Association

Awarded two fellowships at Huntington Hartford Foundation for music composition