AB, Harvard University, 1976.
Editor, producer, Music Minus One, New York City, 1973-1975; researcher, Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1976-1980; editor, assistant producer, Time-Life Music, Alexandria, Virginia, 1980-1984; production manager, Vanguard Recording Society, New York City, 1984-1986; editor, Grove's Dictionaries of Music, New York City, 1984-1985; vice president, editor-in-chief, Chelsea House Publications, New York City, 1986-1989; vice-president, director book development, Chelsea House Publications, New York City, 1990; editorial director, Julian Messner/Silver Burdett Press, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1990-1991; editorial director children's and young adult books, University of Oxford Press, New York City, 1991-1998; editorial director trade and young adult reference, University of Oxford Press, New York City, since 1998. Editorial consultant, Music Division library of Congress, 1983. History consultant, Department of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1986.
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Board directors, Radcliffe College Alumnae Association 1979-1980. Member National Flute Association (assistant secretary 1988-1989, secretary 1989-1990, board directors 1990-1992), New York Flute Club (board directors since 1986, secretary 1991-1992, 98-2000, president 1992-1995, since 2008, 1st vice president 1995-1998).