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, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
* Applied Music--Piano
* Piano Pedagogy
* Piano Literature
* Music Appreciation
* Rock and Roll: Its Influence on Society
* Music History
She has performed in thirteen countries and thirty-one states.
Recent performances have included 3 extensive China tours, 8 European tours, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, KET (Kentucky Educational Television), Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Arts Council, the Kaufman Center (NYC), Sioux City Chamber Association (IA), Canton Cultural Center (OH), Henderson Fine Arts Center (KY), St. Meinrad Archabbey (IN), Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society (IN), Pennyrile Piano Teachers Association (KY), Asheville Symphony Guild (NC), and Atlanta (GA). She is Ambassador to the Nyali Music School & Center in Mombasa, Kenya (http://www.nyalimusicschool.org/).
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 perform return engagements in Rome, Italy; with the KWC Band; recitals in Atlanta (GA), Indianapolis (IN), Carmel (IN), Louisville (KY), Nashville (TN), WUOL’s “Lunchtime Classics” produced in Louisville; St.Meinrad (IN); and many other solo and chamber music concerts.
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.
Music Director, Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, Owensboro, KY
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
Principal Pianist, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, 2014-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