Dr. Diane Earle is artist in residence and professor of music at Kentucky Wesleyan College. She is music director at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, principal pianist for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, a spokesperson for the Yangtze River Piano Company in China and ambassador to the Nyali Music School in Mombasa, Kenya. At Kentucky Wesleyan, she founded and directs the Panther Pianists community outreach program. She partners with violinist Alfred Abel in chamber music recitals. Her busy 2015-16 season includes return concerts in Europe in addition to numerous local, state and regional performances.
Diane has performed in 11 countries and 30 states. Recent performances included five concert tours of Italy, three extensive tours of China, a Czech Republic tour and two performances for Hawaii University International Conference in Arts and Humanities. In Kentucky she has performed for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Kentucky Educational Television (KET), the Kentucky Arts Council, Henderson Fine Arts Center, Pennyrile Piano Teachers Association, WUOL-FM’s “Lunchtime Classics” and Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Other regional performances include the Lafayette Symphony Guild, St. Meinrad Archabbey, Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society and Meridian Music “Musical Musings” Series in Indiana, Asheville Symphony Guild in North Carolina, Sioux City Chamber Music Association in Iowa, Canton Cultural Center in Ohio, New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Kaufman Center, and many others. A newspaper in Wuxi, China, wrote: “When the beautiful music notes cascaded from her fingertips, all the people in the audience were mesmerized.”
In 2009 her performances celebrating the piano’s 300th birthday culminated in a KET production of “Kentucky Muse” that aired statewide. She has worked on additional projects with KET and is featured on several CDs and DVDs.
Diane 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. She did additional doctoral and post-doctoral study at Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Music Academy of the West, Blossom Festival School and in New York City.