- Bachelor of Arts, Western Maryland College, 1973
- Master of Arts, Eastman School of Music, 1975
- Doctor of Philosophy, Eastman School of Music, 1983
Prizes and Awards:
NEH grant for summer study with Lewis Lockwood at Harvard, 1984. SUNY Research Semester Award, 1987.
Articles on Schenkerian theory in Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis Integral, Theory and Practice, and Journal of Music Theory. Editor, Trends in Schenkerian Research.
Organist and choirmaster, churches in Maryland and New York, 1970-79.
Lecturer in music theory, SUNY, Binghamton, 1981-83; assistant professor of music theory, 1983-88.