Lecturers

Dr. Diane Earle

Dr. Diane Earle has performed in thirteen countries, including three extensive China tours. She has also enjoyed nine Europe concert tours, with multiple performances in Italy, Czech Republic, Great Britain, and several other European countries. She is spokesperson for Yangtze River Piano Company in China, Ambassador to the Nyali Music School in Mombasa, Kenya, and a member of the Council for Ph.D. Studies at Palacký University in the Czech Republic. A newspaper in Wuxi, China, wrote: “When the beautiful music notes cascaded from her fingertips, all the people in the audience were mesmerized.”

On the national level, Diane has performed in 31 states. Highlights include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Hawaii University International Conference in Arts and Humanities, Straz Center (FL), Sioux City Chamber Music Association (IA), Kaufman Center (NYC), The Mansion at Strathmore (Washington, D.C.), Canton Cultural Center (OH), Kazanetti Quartet (GA), Asheville Symphony Guild (NC), Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society (IN), and many others. Earle also partners with violinist Alfred Abel of Indianapolis in chamber music recitals.

On the local/regional scene, Dr. Earle is Artist in Residence, Director of the Music Program, and Professor of Music at Kentucky Wesleyan College, where she founded and directs the “Panther Pianists” community outreach program. As Music Director at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, she founded and directs the Good Samaritan Concert Series, which raises thousands of dollars each year to help combat area homelessness. She is principal pianist for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and presents many educational programs for OSO, RiverPark Center, and regional school systems. As a Kentucky Arts Council Performing Arts on Tour Directory Artist, Dianewas honored as Featured Artist in May and June of 2016, and KET produced a 12-minute YouTube segment about her. She has played for KET, WUOL-FM broadcasts, Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and was selected as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Owensboro Christmas Parade. Diane is featured on several CDs and DVDs, and plays approximately 200 local/regional performances each year.

Diane received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, magna cum laude, from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance and Literature were from The Ohio State University. She did additional doctoral and post-doctoral study at Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Music Academy of the West, Blossom Festival School, and New York City.

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