Dr. Diane Earle has performed in fourteen countries, including three extensive tours of China. She has also enjoyed many European concert tours, with multiple performances in Italy, Czech Republic, Great Britain and other countries. She is spokesperson for Yangtze River Piano Company in China, Ambassador to the Nyali Music School in Mombasa, Kenya, and a member of the Council for Ph.D. Studies at Palacký University in the Czech Republic. A newspaper in Wuxi, China, wrote: “When the beautiful music notes cascaded from her fingertips, all the people in the audience were mesmerized.”
On the national level, Diane has performed in 34 states. Highlights include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Hawaii University International Conference in Arts and Humanities, Straz Center (Fla.), Sioux City Chamber Music Association (Iowa), New York City's The Juilliard School and Kaufman Center, The Mansion at Strathmore (Washington, D.C.), Canton Cultural Center (Ohio), Kazanetti Quartet (Ga.), Asheville Symphony Guild (N.C.), Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society (Ind.) and many others. She enjoys performing recitals on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships to the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska. Earle also partners with violinist Alfred Abel of Indianapolis in chamber music recitals, and has upcoming tours and cruises planned in 2020 and 2021, including Israel, Hawaii and elsewhere.
On the local/regional scene, Dr. Earle is artist in residence, director of the music program and professor of music at Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC), where she founded and directs the “Panther Pianists” community outreach program. After 36 years she is retiring from KWC and teaching at the end of 2019-20 academic year to devote more time to performing. As music director at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, she founded and directs the Good Samaritan Concert Series, which raises thousands of dollars each year to help combat area homelessness. She is principal pianist for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra (OSO) and presents educational programs for OSO, RiverPark Center and regional school systems. As a Kentucky Arts Council Performing Artists Directory artist, Diane was honored as Featured Artist in May and June of 2016. Kentucky Educational Television (KET) produced a YouTube segment about her. She has played for KET, WUOL-FM broadcasts, Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and was selected as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Owensboro Christmas Parade. Diane is featured on several CDs and DVDs, and plays approximately 200 local/regional performances each year.
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 New York City.
Minimal Technical Requirements
Minimum stage size: large enough for piano
Lighting: nothing unusual
Sound: microphone for speaking, if needed
Other: tuned piano and bench