Bachelor of Music in Composition, Manhattan School Music, 1953. Bachelor of Music in Music Education, University Southern California, 1959. Postgraduate, Long Beach State University, 1962.
Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1963. Postgraduate, San Jose State University, 1964.
Associate faculty music Mission College, Santa Clara, California, 1993-1999, Santa Clara University, 1997-1999
Active composer of contemporary concert music. Numerous commissions. Latest this past year from Mission College(Santa Clara) for a work for chorus and orchestra to celebrate 40th anniversary and suite for violin and cello from Duo Terlano (PA). Numerous performances of original works throughout USA. Also Canada, Europe, China, Australia, Indonesia, Iran, Russia. Works for solo, chamber music, choral works, vocal works, orchestral works, works for bands, piano, piano and clarinet concertos etc.
Composer (solo works) Piano Prelude, 1988, Cascades, 1989, East Coast Triptych (A Suite for Piano), 1993, Musings: Circa 1940 (A Recollection, Youthful Frolics), 1995, Amber Waves (solo piano), 1967, (solo instrumental with piano), Suite for Clarinet and Piano, 1959, Capriccio for Flute and Piano, 1986, Two Pieces for Violin and Piano, 1993, The Pegasus Suite (flute and piano), 1998, (chamber ensemble) Woodwind Quintet, 1965 (1st prize Mu Phi Epsilon 1987), Fanfare and Andante for Winds, 1988, Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, 1989 (1st prize Britten-on-the-Bay 1996), San Andreas Suite, 1989, Pacific City (piano quintet), 1990, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, 1992, One of Nature's Majesties, 1994, The Baylands, 1994, Woodwind Quintet # 2, 1996, Canticles for Brass, 1997, Parisian Caper, 1997, Tribute to the Ancients for brass quintet, 1998, (orchestral) Rustic Sketches, 1987, Reflections on the Hudson, 1955 (Composer's Symposium award Bay Area 1994), Peninsula Suite, 1994, Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra, 1995 (1st prize Mu Phi Epsilon), Carmel by-the-Sea, 1987, Ascent to Victory, 1997, (concert band) City Festival Overture, 1991, The Voyage of Christopher Columbus, 1992, Aurora, 1997, (choral) Missa de Angelis, 1954, The Serpent, 1964, Easter Hymn, 1954, Canticles of Our Land, 1991, Sing Nowell, 1994, Flowers by the Sea, 1994, Sacred Places of the Earth, 1994, (solo voice with piano) Loveliest of Trees, 1953, The River, 1991, The Long Voyage, 1992, Christe Eleison, 1954, (solo voice with ensemble) The World is a Butterfly's Wing (tenor, viola, piano), 1999, (recorder ensemble) Harvest Suite, 1955, Impressions around G, 1964, Little Fugue, 1956, The Long Voyage, 1992, Suite Breve, 1993.
Member National Association Composers (president, founder San Francisco Bay Area chapter since 1991), American Composer's Forum (grant 1997), Broadcast Music, Inc., American Music Center, International Alliance Women in Music (coordinator search for new music 1995-1997), 20th Century Forum, Pi Kappa Lambda, Mu Phi Epsilon.
Positive view on life. Strong spiritual belief.
Married Charles Joseph Webster, August 2, 1952 (divorced). 1 child, Christopher John. Married John Hayes Bloomer, September 8, 1962 (divorced).
Children: Jennifer Ann, Elizabeth Marie. Married Gary Ronald Deussen, March 1, 1982.