Kentucky Wesleyan Music Faculty to Present “A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John”

Owensboro, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2015) – Renowned Kentucky Wesleyan College pianist Dr. Diane Earle will present “A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John” on Nov. 12 in the Jody Berry Theatre at the RiverPark Center. She will be joined by acclaimed tenor Dr. Bradley Naylor for several numbers. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the concert in the round follows at 7 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations and song requests can be made by contacting Jenna Brashear at or 270-852-3142 by Monday, Nov. 9.

About Dr. Diane Earle:

Diane picture #3 Dr. Diane Earle is artist in residence and professor of music at Kentucky Wesleyan College. She has performed in 13 countries and 31 states.  She has participated in eight European concert tours; three tours of China; performances for Hawaii University International Conference in Arts and Humanities, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, KET (Kentucky Educational Television), Kentucky Arts Council, the Kaufman Center (New York City), Sioux City Chamber Music Association (Iowa), Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.), Kazanetti Quartet (Ga.), Asheville Symphony Guild (N.C.), and numerous local and regional performances. Dr. Earle is featured on several CDs and DVDs. She is music director at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, principal pianist for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and a Kentucky Arts Council Performing Arts on Tour directory artist. Diane presents many recitals and school programs in the region. She is a spokesperson for Yangtze River Piano Company in China and Ambassador to the Nyali Music School in Mombasa, Kenya.  Earle also partners with violinist Alfred Abel in chamber music recitals.

About Dr. Bradley Naylor:

Tenor-Focused Dr. Bradley Naylor serves as assistant professor of music and director of choral music at Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he directs the Wesleyan Singers and Kantorei Chamber Singers and teaches music theory and aural skills. He is also director of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Chorus. He has previously served on the music faculties of Brown University and the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He also co-directed the Saybrook College Orchestra and the Academy of the Elm City Girls’ Choir and served as ensemble manager and assistant conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum. In addition to his work as a choral and vocal pedagogue, Bradley is an advocate for choral innovation. He was a founding member and singer in the Raleigh, N.C., professional jazz octet Avante Vocal Jazz. He founded A Clarion Sound, an elite chamber choir in Durham, N.C., and directed its premiere concert, “Music for Holy Week,” to great acclaim. He has performed frequently as a tenor ensemble singer and soloist with the Choral Society of Durham, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

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