(b Winston‐Salem, N. Car., 1938).
Amer. composer and conductor. Taught theory and comp. at Univ. of Mass., 1966–76, founding Group for New Music, 1974. Teacher of comp., N. Car. Sch. of the Arts, Winston‐Salem, 1976–7, Boston Univ. from 1981. Works incl opera Caligula (1962); 3 syms. (1963, 1964–7, 1978–81); Northern Lights (2 portraits for chamber orch. of Janáček and Munch) (1977–9); Virgil Thomson Sleeping, chamber orch. (1981); Greenwood Sketches, str. qt. (1976); several vocal works incl. Wilde, 2 monologues for bar. and orch. (1989–90).