Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College, 1952. Master of Arts in Music, Columbia University Teachers College, 1954. Master of Education, Columbia University Teachers College, 1981.
Teacher music Nottoway Public Schools, Nottoway, Virginia, 1952—1952, Philadelphia Board Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1954—1957, Long Beach Board Education, Long Beach, New York, 1957—1959, White Plains Board Education, White Plains, 1963—1992. Teacher music (part-time) Mamaroneck Public Schools, Mamaroneck, 1992—1997. Solo performer throughout Europe and United States, since 1975.
Choral director Woman's Club of White Plains, since 1994.
Consultant childrens music workshops Westchester Symphony Orchestra, Tarrytown, New York, since 1998. Chair board directors Early Learning Center of White Plains. Chair music committee Chatterton Hill Church, White Plains, since 1992.
Member of National Association Negro Musicians (vice president Thomas Music Study Club since 1997), Westchester County School Music Association (Service award 1992), Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Alpha Iota.
Married Harry Orlo Bright Junior, July 9, 1955. Children: David Michael, Miriam Kay.