I have spent my life with music.
During the summers of my youth, I either could be found at music camp or
listening to music at Tanglewood. I then studied music and literature at
Sarah Lawrence College where I played chamber music, was solo flute in the
orchestra, sang in the college chorus, and was a charter member of the
Westchester Chorale. After college, I played in pick-up orchestras as a
free-lance flutist and sang in the New York Choral Society. I played solo
flute in the Westchester Philharmonic and was a student of Samuel Baron.
Always active in music, after finishing a doctorate in English and
publishing a book on the modern Irish poet Austin Clarke, I taught flute
lessons and played chamber music while teaching English on the college
level. I am still singing (now in the New Chorale Society of Westchester)
and playing the flute avocationally. I also served as President of the
Scarsdale Friends of Music and the Arts, an organization furthering
musical performance in the community.
A profile of me and my program notes
was featured in
The Strad Magazine