Composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. Studied at Chicago Musical College. Taught at Whitman College in Washington state; later she studied for Engelbert Humperdinck in Berlin. She worked in New York, where she started the Branscombe Chroale and was president of the Society of American women Composers. Her large output includes works for orchestra; for orchestra with men’s and women’s choir, respectively; for choir; and for solo voice.