The Official Site of Diane Whitacre, Composer
Diane Whitacre is a composer, arranger, and educator from Huntington, Indiana. She received her BME in Instrumental Music Education with Distinction from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied composition with Bernard Heiden and Thomas Beversdorf, and Jazz Arranging with Dominic Spera.
Diane plays oboe/English Horn in the Manchester Symphony and the FWACB, among others, and teaches private lessons at the St. Micheal's Academy of the Arts in Ft. Wayne.
As a composer she is at home with both instrumental and choral writing, including wind ensemble/concert band, flute ensembles, chamber instrumental groups, youth and college choral, jazz band, and British-style brass band. Check Diane's Blog, Note to Self, for updates on her writing and upcoming events.
Rumor Mill Premiere
Dr. Chad Nicholson conducts the IPFW Wind Ensemble on Feb. 29th, 2012. The ensemble performed the premiere of Diane's new work for wind band, Rumor Mill. The ensemble also performed Echoes (Centennial Fanfare and Chorale) by Gillingham, Lincolnshire Posey by Grainger, and Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral by Wagner.
Dress rehearsal on Feb. 23rd, Auer Hall, Rhinehart Music Center
Dr. Chad Nicholson during dress rehearsal on Feb. 23rd, 2012.