Bachelor, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1998. Master of Music, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 2000. ABD, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 2005.
Teaching assistant Florida State University, 2000—2004. Adjunct professor Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, since 2004.
Member of Society for Musicology, Florida State University (president 2002-2003, Malcolm Brown Student Paper Award 1999), College Music Society, American Musicological Society (student representative 2002-2004), Society for American Music (student forum co-chair 2003-2005), Mu Phi Epsilon (Merle Montgomery Doctoral Grant 2004).
Married David Bishop Pruett, November 25, 2000.