Musician and educator known as a solid accompanist, earning Musical America's Accompanist of the Year award in 1998.
He was in The United States Army Band while serving in the U.S. Army from 1966 until 1969 and also assisted the United States Army Chorus as a piano soloist and accompanist.
He published editions of baroque and bel canto operas that were used by the Metropolitan Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, and Opera Lyra Ottawa.
He joined professional music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia while attending The University of Southern California.
His work as an accompanist led him to collaborate with many notable singers, including Kathleen Battle.