Bachelor of Education with honorary, Temple University, 1956. Bachelor of Music, Curtis Institute Music, 1956. Student with Nadia Boulanger, France, 1957.
Master of Arts, Radcliffe College, 1958. Mus D arts, University Southern California, 1969. Student with Hans Beer, 1972—1982.
Teacher, orchestra director Roosevelt Junior High School, Philadelphia, 1956, Brown Junior High School, Malden, Massachusetts, 1957—1958. Member faculty Newton Junior, Senior High School, 1958—1962. Instructor Brooklyn College, 1962—1965.
Member faculty Fullerton Junior College, California, 1966—1967. Soloist Glendale Symphony, 1970—1971. Assistant principal cellist Pasadena Symphony, 1970—1971, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, 1970—1973.
Principal cellist California Chamber Symphony, 1970—1976. Conductor, music director Baroque Consortium Chamber Orchestra (now named Chamber Orchestra of the Southern Bay), since 1974. Member faculty California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1967—2005, professor, 1975—2005, professor emeritus, since 2005, chairman Department Music, 1978—1984.
Conductor, music director Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony Orchestra, 1977—2008. Principal cellist Glendale Symphony Orchestra, 1975—1985, assistant conductor, 1984—1985. Guest conductor Massachusetts Institute of Technology Orchestra, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980, Maracaibo Symphony, Venezuela, 1984, National Symphony Orchestra of Dominican Republic, Brevard (County) Symphony Orchestra, 1986, Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, 1986, Billings (Montana) Symphony, 1987, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, California All-State Honor Orchestra, 2005, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, 1994, Sofia Chamber Orchestra, Nizhny Nougorod, Russia, 2003.
Member Condrs. Guild, American Symphony Orchestra League, American Association of University Women, Mu Phi Epsilon.
Married Mervin Israel Tarlow, June 8, 1965. 1 child, Sarah Leah Tarlow.