Bachelor of Engineering, Central China University, 1947. Bachelor of Music, Wesleyan Conservatory, Macon, Georgia, 1950. Master of Arts in Music Education, Columbia University, 1951.
Freelance composer, since 1951.
Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, International Alliance for Women in Music, Southeastern Composers League, Society of Composers, League American Pen Women, National Federation Music Clubs, American Music Center, Friday Morning Music Club (Washington).
Children: Elise, Darrell.