Doctorate degree in Music Theory/Composition/History/Literature from Northern Colorado University, Masters degree in Music Composition from Arizona State University, Bachelors degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University.
Active composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator. Taught Music for over 40 years at every grade level from grade school to graduate school. Author of books and articles, composer of over 20 recorded albums, recipient of many prestigious awards.
Hobbies include History, riding his recumbent tricycle along pleasant paths, cooking.
Just returned from another trip to Washington, D.C. to be reminded of the greatness of the American Dream. Three premieres of his music in the last 4 months for orchestra, symphonic winds and percussion for bands.
Married to an amazing wife, 8 children, 26 grandchildren.