Dr. Diane Earle

Dr. Diane Earle
Professor Emeritus of Music


Dr. Diane Earle retired from teaching in 2020 after 36 years as Professor of Music at Kentucky Wesleyan College, and was named Professor Emeritus of Music. She serves as Music Director of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and principal pianist for the Owensboro Symphony.  She is a Kentucky Arts Council Performing Artist, music ambassador to Nyali Music School in Kenya, and a music consultant to Palacky University in Czech Republic. She is also a brand ambassador for Yangtze River Piano Company in China.

Dr. Earle regularly performs for cruise ships, as well as national and international concert tours. She has played in 4 continents, 17 countries and 36 states. Diane also loves performing chamber music, and has partnered with violinist Alfred Abel of Indianapolis for 13 years.

Diane has played piano since age 6. When she is not playing piano, she enjoys travel, singing, reading, and collecting music memorabilia.

Diane got her Bachelor of Music degree from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Ohio State University, with additional doctoral and post-doctoral study at Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and Music Academy of the West.