A native of Bozeman, Montana, Margaret joined the Symphony in 1961 and has been loving it ever since. She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music under Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole. She also studied with Gabor Rejto at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. She holds a masters degree in social work from DU and worked at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as well as having a private social work practice. She served as cello instructor on the faculty of Colorado Women's College.