Professor Dalton, a coloratura soprano, was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., where she received her B.S. in music from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1976. She received a Master of Music (vocal performance) from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1994 and a Master of Music (vocal pedagogy) from The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University (2004).
Performance opportunities at Miami University included the lead role in Puccini's Suor Angelica and the role of Olympia in Offenbachs Tales of Hoffmann with Miami University Opera Theater. At both institutions, she presented hour-long recitals of art songs and arias.
Professor Dalton has been a member of the faculty at Olivet Nazarene University since 1996. Her teaching responsibilities include private and class voice and diction for singing.
She is married to Dr. Ron Dalton, professor of practical theology at Olivet Nazarene University. They have three adult sons — John, James and Stephen. She sings for church services, weddings and civic organization events in the community.