• Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
    1968 - B.S., Music Education


  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    1972 - M.M.E., Music Education
    1987 - Ph.D., Music Education
  • Dissertation title: “A Comparison of Factors Related to Participation and Achievement in Instrumental Music at the Middle School Level in the Denver Public Schools”

University of Massachusetts

  • Director, University Fine Arts Center: 1999 -
  • Professor, Music Education: 1999 -

University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Professor, Music Education, 1988-1999
  • Assistant Dean, Academic Programs, College of Music, 1988-1999

Denver Public Schools, District #1 (DPS)
Instrumental Music Instructor:

  • Lincoln Elementary, 1968-71
  • Hill Junior High, 1971-76
  • West High, 1976-81
  • Thomas Jefferson High, 1981-84

Instructional Consultant:

  • Instrumental music supervisor: Music Education Office, 1984-88

at the University of Colorado at Boulder:

Academic Work:

  • Teach undergraduate music-education courses, graduate music-education courses, and jazz-history course.
  • Serve as advisor on various dissertation/thesis committees
    Supervise student teachers in music education

Administrative Work:

  • Coordinate the student-teacher program in music education
  • Coordinate student recruitment
  • Coordinate outreach activities to public and private schools
  • Coordinate the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  • CUOP Minority Student Previews