Born in Frunze, Kyrgyzstan. Graduated from the Kurenkeev Kyrgyz State Musical College (1982) and Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatory (1987). Completed her post-graduate studies in 1994 under the supervision of Dr. A. L. Porfiryeva (Ph.D. thesis: Chamber Vocal Culture of St. Petersburg in the first third of the 19th century, 1995). Defended her doctoral thesis in 2010 (Chamber Vocal Music in Russia in the first half of the 19th century: the problem of relationship with the European culture). At present — Associate Professor and Head of the Music Theory, History and Musical Instruments Department of Vologda State University. Author of monographs: The Sources of Russian Romance (Vologda, 2004), Ivan Romanus — Governor and Musician (Vologda, 2005), Vocal Chamber Music in Russia in the First Half of the 19th Century in its Relationship with the European Culture (St. Petersburg, 2014) and more than 100 scientific papers on various aspects of vocal music in Russia in the first half of the 19th century and the musical culture of Vologda in the 19th — early 20th century. Compiled and edited collections of scientific articles Questions Musicology and Music Education, Vol. 3–7 (Vologda, 2007–2013), Musical Culture of the Vologda Region: Research and Materials (Vologda, 2013). Member of the Russian Union of Composers.