My early musical training was at Brigham Young University. Here I earned a B.A. degree in vocal music. I, also, won several honors as a singer. Among these were the B.Y.U. Singer of the Year Award, district Metropolitan and San Francisco Opera Auditions winner, Utah Young Artist Award winner. I received a stipend award for further study at Indiana University.
After two years of study at Indiana University, I received my M.M degree. I, then, was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Grant for European study. While at Indiana University I studied voice with Margaret Harshaw, famed Metropolitan Opera soprano. My European studies included a one year study with Helmut Melchert at Hamburg Hochschul fur Musik.
After my studies in Hamburg, I returned to the United States, where I taught voice for the next thirteen years, four years at Odessa College in Texas and nine years at the University of Denver in Colorado. Here I achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Voice with tenure. While teaching, I had the opportunity to sing many opera roles with different opera companies in the United States. I, also, sang many lieder concerts, oratorios and much church music.
The last five years I have sung the first tenor position at Pforzheim Opera Theater. In my career to the present time, I have sung over forty different major roles, in four different languages, in many different theaters.