Is born in Columbia City, IN to Orla Raymond and Mary Jane Smiley.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in music from Ball State University as an honor student and becomes a public school music teacher in Logansport, IN.
Receives a Master of Music in music history from Northwestern University.
Earns a certification from Ecoles d’Art Americaines in Fontainebleau, France.
Joins the music department faculty at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Receives a Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship and a University of Illinois Graduate Fellowship for the doctoral residency year.
Receives the Distinguished Alum Award from the Music Division of Ball State University.
Completes studies at the University of Illinois, earning a PhD in musicology.
Receives a Faculty Research Fellowship from the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. She also receives this fellowship in 1972 and 1974.
Serves as Assistant Director and professor of the Italian Studies Program of the State University of New York at Oswego, in Pisa, Italy.
Receives the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Earns the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York.
Becomes chairperson of the New York State Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
Becomes chairperson of the music department at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Serves as a branch representative for the AAUW of New York State, the first of several state offices from 1986 to 2013.
Receives a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
Serves as co-president of the Oswego Branch of the AAUW until 2021.
Serves as president of the board of directors of the Oswego Opera Theater.
Earns the title of Distinctive Teaching Professor Emerita at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Is featured in the Syracuse Post-Standard for her role in rediscovering “The Golden Cage,” an opera last performed in 1945.