Diane Hammond

School of Arts and Media

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Current positions

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

Research Interests

  • Music and Movement (Music and flatfooting from the Appalachians)
  • Women in Music

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MMus, solo music performance (distinction)
  • BMus hons (1st class)