Studied with Earle Brown, Olivier Messiaen, and James Tenney. MFA from CAL Arts. Fellowships at Tanglewood, the MacDowell Colony, Eugene O'Neill Music Theater, and in Darmstadt, Germany. Lecturer at Darmstadt and at universities in South Florida and New York. Music for Joseph Papp's NY Shakespeare Festival (1978-79, 1987-91). Many commissions and grants.