Dr. Diane Earle, Professor of Music
Ralph Center for the Arts #135
Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance & Literature, The Ohio State University
Doctor of Musical Arts study in piano, Eastman School of Music
Master of Music in Piano, The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Music in Piano, Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
* Applied Music--Piano
* Piano Pedagogy
* Piano Literature
* Music Appreciation
* Rock and Roll: Its Influence on Society
* Music for Classroom Teachers
* Music History
* Accompanist for Kentucky Wesleyan Singers
She has performed in seven countries and twenty-seven states.
Recent performances have included Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, KET (Kentucky Educational Television), Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Arts Council, the Kaufman Center (NYC), Canton Cultural Center (OH), Henderson Fine Arts Center (KY), St. Meinrad Archabbey (IN), Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society (IN), Pennyrile Piano Teachers Association (KY), and Asheville Symphony Guild (NC).
Diane did many performances celebrating the piano’s 300th birthday in 2009, culminating with her program on the piano produced by KET for “Kentucky Muse”, airing statewide.
This season, she will also perform at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts (KY), Lafayette (IN) Symphony Guild, and WUOL’s “Lunchtime Classics” produced in Louisville. Diane is featured on several CDs and DVDs.
Dr. 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.
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
• Education Director, 2005-present. Expanded and developed over 15 education programs,
involving over 15,000 students each year. Programs include: Symphony Safari, Sounds of the
Symphony, I Got Rhythm, Arts Teach Kids, Backstage with the Symphony, Musicians in the
Schools, and others.
RiverPark Center for the Arts
• Instructor for “Arts in the A.M.” educational programs for public school students, 2000-present
• Presenter of professional development workshops for area and regional teachers, 2005-present
Director, Owensboro Civic Chorus, 2002-present
CD: “Songs Without Words: Diane Earle Performs Keyboard Music of Robert McIver”, 1998
Performances on several other CDs, including: Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro
Symphony Chamber Orchestra, collaboration with other artists, Music at Maple Mount CD
Hobbies and Interests
* Playing piano, singing, travel, gardening, reading
* The Bible
* “Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” –Fred Astaire
Diane in Italy - August 2010