Bachelor of Music in Piano, Chicago Musical College, 1950. Master of Music in Music Composition, American Conservatory Music, 1961. Studied piano with Ruth Wilkins Tyer, Howard Wells, Margery Giles, Mollie Margolies.
Studied theory and composition with Rosseter G. Cole, Leo Sowerby. Studied musicology with Hans Rosenwald.
Journalist, Garfield News and Austinite, Chicago, 1946; piano accompanist, Stone Camryn School of Dance, Chicago, 1947-1950; piano accompanist, Charlene Rose School Dance, River Forest, Illinois, 1951-1954; co-producer, director, Backyard Frolics, River Forest, 1959-1961; piano teacher, River Forest, 1947-1975; journalist, Oak Leaves, Oak Park, Illinois, 1968-1970; free lance writer, Cherry Circle Magazine, Chicago, 1970-1975; freelance writer, various magazines, since 1975. Member of advisory county St. Paul Federal Music Contests, Chicago, 1977-1979.
Cub reporter United Nations Organization Conference, San Francisco, 1945. Volunteer Democratic Senators Adlai Stevenson, Ted Leverenz, River Forest, 1974, Democratic Senator Alan Cranston, Forest Park, 1983. Vice president, director MacDowell Artists Association, Oak Park, 1952-1960.
Leader Committee to Join Triton College, River Forest, 1970. Secretary, treasurer Society of America Musicians, Chicago, 1975-1980.
Daughter of Victor and Anna (Yutelis) Novicky. Divorced; children: Aldie, Larry.