Bachelor of Music, Princeton University, 1958. Master of Music, University Southern Mississippi, 1965.
Choral director Robert E. Lee High School, Stauton, Virginia, 1959—1960, Davidson High School, Mobile, Alabama, 1960—1964. Instructor Mobile (Alabama) College, 1966—1976. Instructor voice University Southern Alabama, since 1978.
Founder, conductor Mobile's Singing Children, 1977—2005. Minister music Dauphin Way Methodist Church, 1967—1990, Central Presbyterian Church, Mobile, Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, Mobile, 1990—2000. Interim choir director Fairhope (Alabama) United Methodist Church, since 2004.
Member of National Association Teachers Singing, American Choral Directors Association.
Married Valrey W. Early, Junior, January 1, 1959. Children: Valrey W. III, Cara Lynne.