I come from Bennington, Vermont where I grew up up on an old horse farm (but the horses weren't ours, so I never learned to ride). My undergraduate education was at Colgate University during the turbulent 1970s. I then went to the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore where I completed my Masters in Music History and got my first job as a music librarian. I went back to school at got a second Master's in Library Science at Catholic University. I'm actively involved in the Music Library Association and the American Musicological Society. My research interests include the work of Russian-American theorist and pedagogue, Joseph Schillinger, and I dabble in the folk music revival and jazz of most all periods.