Born in Berlin on 30 April. Studies with Arnold Ebel, Robert Kahn, Max Trapp, Walter Fischer and Arnold Mendelssohn (on Karl Straubes recommendation)
First composition, a short lied for piano
Teacher of music theory and composition at the State Conservatory and Institute for Church Music in Leipzig
The Nazi regime forbids him to exercise his profession and prohibits all performances of his works. Inner emigration, free-lance activity in Meiningen.
Continued free-lance activity in Laubach (Upper Hesse)
Composition teacher at the Conservatory in Duisburg
Lecturer at the State Music Conservatory in Cologne
Teacher at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz
Professor at the State Music Conservatory in Cologne. He died in Herford on 19 October 1960.