University study (degrees as noted):
Brigham Young University (Bachelor of Music -- music education).
Arizona State University (Master of Music [cum laude]-- music composition; thesis -- Symphony for String Orchestra).
California State University, Fullerton -- instrumental conducting.
University of Northern Colorado (Doctor of Arts [summa cum laude] -- primary emphasis in Music Theory & Composition, secondary emphasis in music history & literature; additional significant study in college/university teaching and administration, jazz pedagogy; dissertation -- Music for a Choreographic Narrative (45 minute ballet score on The Little Prince), and a supporting 450 page study on Music for Theatrical Dance.
University of Utah -- study of ballet history with P.W. Manchester.

Composition study with:
Ronald LoPresti
David Cohen
Grant Fletcher
Evan Copley
Robert Ehle
Sundance Institute for Film Composers

Conducting study with:
Glen Williams
Varujan Kojian
Joseph Silverstein