An orchestra conductor with University of Iowa and the Quad City Symphony.
Before college he worked as a shoeshine boy and in a bakery.
After getting his master's degree he taught at the New England Conservatory. He conducted NEC's orchestra for a series of 20 concerts in the early 1960s.
He was born in Estherville, Iowa and grew up in the nearby Guthrie Center.
Arturo Toscanini was another renowned conductor - achieving his success with NBC.