Bachelor of Music, Northwestern University, 1947. Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1948.
Member Evanston Symphony, Illinois, since 1973. Piano accompanist Savoy-aires Gilbert & Sullivan Company, since 1976. Teacher music private practice, Glencoe, since 1980.
President Savoy-aires, Evanston, 1997—2000, treasurer, since 2001.
Member of North Shore Musicians Club, Society of America Musicians, North Shore Music Teachers Association, Phi Beta, Pi Kappa Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta.
Married Richard S. Boyell, September 12, 1951 (divorced September 1991). Children: Joseph Jeffrey, Paula Palmer.