Composer & Musician
- B.S., Music and Drama 1969
- Film scoring credits: “Still Smokin”, “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” and its blockbuster sequels, “Mortal Kombat” and its sequel, and “The Santa Clause” 2 and 3.
- Television scoring credits: the Emmy award winning “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”, “Hometown Glory”, and “The Tooth Fairy.”
- Industry Awards: BMIs highest honor, The Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award; Emmy and Grammy nominations; seven BMI Film Music Awards;
- MTSU Honors: Honorary Professor from the MTSU Dept. of Recording Industry; MTSU Band of Blues Hall of Fame; MTSU Distinguished Alumnus Award; and The Spirit of Tennessee Award.
- Board of Advisors of the MTSU College of Media and Entertainment