Mrs. Short's broad background in the music field includes singing on radio and television, extensive studies in music theory and composition, choral arranging for the Valley Harmonettes, awards in composition from both Pierce College and the University of Oregon, and four books on various collecting categories of popular sheet music. She also found time to raise four children. Now living in semi-retirement with her husband, retired Commander Roy Short, she remains an active member of the National Sheet Music Society while sharing her discoveries in the world of popular music.

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