American award-winning flutist and composer known for flute compositions like Winter Spirits. She taught at the Manhattan School of Music for 15 years.
She claims to have been able to read music before she could read words.
She received the New York State Music Teachers' Association Award for Composer of the Year in 1989.
Her father was a scientist and her mother was a painter.
She taught at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, where Grammy-winning saxophonist Phil Woods studied.