In 1956 he married the singer and contemporary music specialist Bethany Beardslee. He received his B.A. (1956), M.F.A. (1958), and Ph.D. (1965) all at Princeton University and remained there after his graduation as a lecturer and research associate in the field of computer-generated electronic sound. During the 1960s he was an influential figure in American music theory circles, even though his list of publication was not extensive. His large collection of mostly unpublished documents and papers is held at Princeton University.
Music by Godfrey Winham
- Scherzo (for piano solo), Op.3, 1953.
Writings by Godfrey Winham
- "Composition with Arrays": Perspectives of New Music 9, no. 1 (Fall-Winter): 43–67.
Writings about Godfrey Winham
- Leslie David Blasius: The Music Theory of Godfrey Winham, Princeton University Press, 1997.