b Nyack, New York State USA 1947. Learned violin from the age of 9; Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan; Boston Univ (BM, 1st prize for composition, later MM); Harvard (PhD). Spent two years in special education, for mentally handicapped children, then taught music at Boston Univ from 1977; Composer in Residence and Asst Director of Music at the Community of Jesus, Orleans, Massachusetts. 30 musical compositions are published by Paraclete Press. No.112.