Bachelor in Psychology, Reed College, 1970. Bachelor in Eurhythmics, Cleveland Institute Music, 1977. Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, Kent State University, 1998.
Freelance pianist, since 1970. Freelance pianist, since 1970. Dalcroze eurhythmics teacher Cleveland Institute Music, 1976-1986.
Dalcroze specialist Cleveland Institute Dance, 1977-1986. Visiting faculty Chautauqua (New York ) Institute, 1988-1992. Music and movement faculty Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1990-1994.
Artist-in-residence, teaching artist Young Audience Northeast Ohio, since 1999. Faculty Vandercook College Music, Chicago, 2001. Teaching artist ICARE, since 2002, Kennedy Center Ohio State Based Collaboratives Initiative, since 2004, roster artist, Ohio Arts Council, 2006.
Presenter, lecturer in field, retreat leader, Rowe Conference Center, Massachusetts. Visiting faculty, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Visiting faculty, Bard College Conservatory, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Program review committee Young Audiences Greater Cleveland, 1997—2002. Retreat leader Rowe Conference Center, 2005. Member advisory board, special rhythmic consultant Shalhevet Folk Esemble, Cleveland, 1991—1995.
Member of Dalcroze Society of America (chairman national conference 1996, webmaster 1996—2001, board member since 1996, chairman national conference 2000, treasurer 1996—2002), American Orff Schulwerk Association (certified levels I and II), Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
1 child, Vera Clare Alcorn.