School of Arts and Media
Lecturer in Music Performance
Diane studied performance and musicology at Leeds University, University of North Texas and Royal Northern College of Music. As a multi-instrumentalist, she has toured extensively across Europe and the United States and enjoys a varied solo and ensemble performance portfolio. Broadcasting highlights include BBC Radio 2, ITV, live performances on BBC Radio 3 and recordings for the NAXOS label. She has particular interests in jazz/pop, musical theatre, folk and orchestral repertoire and is a promotor of Community Music and Diversity within the Arts.
As an educator, Diane has taught at several specialist Music Schools in the UK, delivered masterclasses, coached chamber ensembles and adjudicated a variety of competitions. She is an advocate for bridging the gap between jazz and classical performance.
Performance, Conducting and Ensembles
- Music and Movement (Music and flatfooting from the Appalachians)
- Women in Music
- MMus, solo music performance (distinction)
- BMus hons (1st class)