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About Dr. Diane Earle

Dr. Diane Earle is a Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Communication and Fine Arts at Kentucky Wesleyan College. She has performed in seven countries and twenty-seven states, including at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Earle gave many performances celebrating the piano’s 300th birthday in 2009, culminating with the piano program produced by KET for Kentucky Muse. In January of 2010, she will return as piano soloist with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and in March, she will perform at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville, Kentucky.

In 2008, she performed nine concerts in China, and then returned for 10 engagements in 2009. A writer for the China newspaper in Wuxi wrote, “When the beautiful music notes cascaded from her fingertips, all the people in the audience were mesmerized.” Earle also taught and performed at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Guangxi Arts Institute, Shaoyang University, Jiangnan University, and Concordia International School, as well as several public schools in Shanghai and Wuxi.

Earle has been honored with a Kentucky Music Educators Association “College/University Teacher of the Year” Award and “Friend of Music” Award. She received the Kentucky Wesleyan College President’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership in 2009. As education consultant for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Diane presents many programs for area schools. She is a music instructor for RiverPark Center’s “Arts in the A.M” and is featured in the KET Music Arts Toolkit.

Diane Earle

Earle enjoys collaborating with Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Visiting Artist in Violin, Alfred Abel. In addition to being chorus director and accompanist for the Owensboro Symphony Chorus, she is also Accompanist for the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers and a Kentucky Performing Arts on Tour Directory Artist.

A Timken Scholar, Earle 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. While a doctoral student there, Earle received the Outstanding Teaching Associate Award and won the doctoral concerto competition. She did additional doctoral and post-doctoral study at Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Music Academy of the West, and Blossom Festival School. Earle has also done extensive study in organ and voice.