DFUMC Concert Series – Diane Earle
Dickson First UMC, 215 N. Main Street, Dickson, TN will present the first concert in a new concert series on Sunday, August 15th at 4pm. Dr. Diane Earle will present a piano concert and Chris Greene will be joining her to sing a couple of songs as well. The concert will feature wonderful piano arrangements of hymns, spirituals, sacred songs and classical pieces.
Dr. Earle is a renowned concert pianist who has toured and performed all of the world. Her biography and photo are listed below. There is no cost to attend the concert, but we will take up a love offering.
We hope you will make plans now to attend this great concert. For more information, please contact the church office at 615-446-2917.
ABOUT DIANE EARLE
Dr. Diane Earle has performed in sixteen countries, including three extensive China tours. She has also enjoyed many Europe concert tours, including multiple performances in Italy, Czech Republic, Great Britain, and others. 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 (FL), Sioux City Chamber Music Association (IA), The Juilliard School (NYC), Kaufman Center (NYC), The Mansion at Strathmore (Washington, D.C.), Canton Cultural Center (OH), Kazanetti Quartet (GA), Asheville Symphony Guild (NC), Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society (IN), and many others. She has enjoyed performing recitals on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships. Earle also partners with violinist Alfred Abel of Indianapolis in chamber music recitals, and has upcoming performances planned in 2022 including Israel, Carnegie Hall, and others.
On the local/regional scene, Dr. Earle is Professor Emeritus of Music at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Music Director at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, and principal pianist for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. As a Kentucky Arts Council Performing Arts on Tour Directory Artist, Diane was honored as Featured Artist in May and June of 2016, and KET produced a YouTube segment about her. She 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.