January 11, 1928-Born in Chicago, Illinois to parents
Max and Bertha Pinsky.
Summer 1942-Moved to Los Angeles, California with her family.
June 1944-Graduated Fairfax High School.
September 1944-Begin pre-med studies at the University of Southern
July 1947-Left USC medical studies to study with composer Ernest Krenek
September 1949- Married Dean Lavon Grigsby, an aeronautics engineer
June 1951-daughter, Meg, was born.
September 1955- started as a music student at San Fernando Valley
December 1955-daughter, Claudia, was born.
1959-graduated from San
Fernando Valley State College with B.A. in Music.
1955- began teaching at San Fernando Valley State College Summer Institute
and Saturday Conservatory.
Graduated from California State University MA in composition with
1963-became Assistant Professor, San Fernando Valley State College.
1967-returned to USC to begin work on a doctorate in music.
1975-Wrote Fragments from Augustine the Saint as her D.M.A. dissertation.
1978- Named CSUN Distinguished Professor of the Year
1984-Opera Mask of Eleanor was premiered in Paris, France
August 15, 1986-D.M.A. in composition. awarded from USC. Her opera,
Mask of Eleanor was accepted as her dissertation.
1992-Retired and became Professor Emerita at California State University,