1962 Pulitzer Award winner for his 1961 opera “The Crucible” predicated on the play by Arthur Miller. His various other functions included “Jubilation: An Overture” from 1945, the “Sacred Music for Pantheists” from 1951, and “Euphony for Orchestra” from 1954. He received a fellowship in the Juilliard College in 1939, learning composition beneath the famous Frederick Jacobi, orchestration with Bernard Wagenaar, and performing with Albert Stoessel and Edgar Schenkman. He gained a Bronze Superstar for meritorious program in the Aleutian Islands during Globe Battle II. His family members owned a shifting and storage firm. He was raised with four siblings. He wedded Mary Raymond Benedict in 1944. He examined structure under Aaron Copland on the Berkshire Music Middle in 1941.