- Eastman School of Music, M.A.
- University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
- University of Southern California, graduate work in musicology and performance
In addition to teaching tuba and euphonium at Pomona College, he is also the associate director of the Pomona College Band where he coaches the brass section and performs with the ensemble. He also often appears on band concerts as a composer, arranger or soloist.
He has also been on the faculty of Cerritos College and the California State University campuses in Long Beach and Fullerton where he taught music theory and orchestration as well as tuba and euphonium.