Bachelor, Montclair State University, 1965. Master of Arts in Musicology, New York University, 1973. Postgraduate, University Illinois, 1978—1980.
Instructor music American School London, 1966—1968. Instructor music, director institute music Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, 1971—1974. Graduate assistant in conducting University Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, 1978—1979.
Member faculty music Tenafly School Systems, New Jersey, since 1980. Facilitator Music K-12, since 1995. Director music, conductor Presbyterian Church, Tenafly, 1980—1990, 1995—2005, North Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Tenafly, 1984—1989, Concerto Orchestra New Jersey, Tenafly, 1986—1988.
Guest conductor in field.
Organizer, director Fanfare for Humanity, Tenafly, 2001, 2005, THS Chorus and Orchestra Benefit, Tenafly, 2005. Member of New Jersey Music Educators Association (Master Teacher award 1997).
Married Alan R. Tall, July 27, 1979. 1 child Alexander A. Married Burton F. Porter (divorced).
1 child from previous marriage Anastasia Porter.