January 28, born in Spencer, Iowa.
Attends McPhail School of Music, Minneapolis, studying trumpet and piano.
T.A. in music theory at the Univ. of Minnesota
Graduates from the Univ. of Minnesota with a B.A. in composition and piano, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. His teacher is Paul Fetler.
Music director for thesis productions at the Yale Drama School.
Director of the Albertus Magnus Choir, and Instructor of piano and theory at the Neighborhood School of Music in New Haven, Conn.
Receives an M.M. from the Yale School of Music. His teachers are Richard Donovan and David Krahenbuel.
Director of the choir and chamber orchestra, and Instructor in composition and theory at Bryn Mawr College.
Associate Conductor of the choir and orchestra, and Instructor in music history at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Board of Directors, conductor and pianist, the Philadelphia Composers' Forum.
Director of the choir and chamber orchestra, Instructor in composition and theory at the Philadelphia Musical Academy.
Receives a Ph.D. in Music from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. His teacher is George Rochburg and his dissertation is entitled Tonal cohesion in the serial and atonal music of Schoenberg.
Co-founder, co-director, and conductor of the Contemporary Group with his long-time friends, William O. Smith and Stuart Dempster.
Receives first Guggenheim Fellowship.
Named Professor of music at the School of Music, Univ. of Washington.
Visiting Professor and Director of Contemporary Concerts at Brooklyn College (CUNY).
Receives second Guggenheim Fellowship.
Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
NEA Composers Panel.
Summer, Guest composer at the Festival of Contemporary Music, Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood.
Summer, Composer-in-residence at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming.
President of the Cornish Institute in Seattle.
Visiting Professor at Williams College.
Professor of music at Williams College, chairing the department from 1986 to 1995.