Dr. Diane Earle

DianeEarleDr. Diane Earle
Professor of Music
Artist in Residence
Ralph Center for the Arts #135




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

Courses Taught

  • Applied Music–Piano
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Piano Literature
  • Accompanying
  • 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.nyalimusicschools.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.

Professional Involvement

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

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

Favorite Book

The Bible

Favorite Quote

“Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” –Fred Astaire