Editor of Bandworld and co-founder of WIBC, he is Professor Emeritus at Southern Oregon University where he continues as Executive Director of The American Band College masters degree program. He is co-founder of WIBC. In 1981 he was elected to membership in The American Bandmasters Assoc. and served on its Board of Directors; he is currently on the John Philip Sousa Foundation Board. In 1998 he received the Sousa Foundation’s Medal of Honor; in 2003 was inducted as an honorary member of Phi Beta Mu. In 2005 he received the Midwest Clinic's Industry Award.