Bachelor of Music, Eastman School Music, 1958. Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1983.
Instructor, Pasadena Christian School, 1958-1968; teaching associate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1975-1980; lecturer, California State University, San Bernardino, 1977-1979; instructor, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, since 1980. Director music Trinity United Methodist Church, Pomona, California, 1982-1988.
Member American Women Composers, Inc., since 1983 (vice president west coast since 1984), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (award 1990-1997), National Association Composers United States of America, Music Teachers Association California (Pomona branch president since 1984, composition state composers' chairman 1974-1976), International Alliance of Women in Music. F C.
Daughter of Hans and Margaret Meier. Divorced; children: Karl Shelton, Robert Shelton.