During this time, Darlene Miller returned to Albion to fulfill a performance request. Rehearsal time would be limited so she asked for an accompanist who was good at sight-reading. Nema Phipps was suggested and the two performed so well together that they joined forces to establish the Miller-Phipps Studio, and for many years they traveled widely as co-recitalists.
Nema was also a concert pianist and the organist at the Presbyterian Church. Her most famous pupil was Clifford Herzer, a concert pianist. Nema died on January 4, 1970.
Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room
From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.