Diana Skinner
Status: Member
Member Since: May 24, 2017
Last Visit:August 30, 2023

Diana Skinner

Diana began violin studies at age 7 and vocal studies in college at the University of Northern Colorado. She pursued both disciplines through graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Master’s degree in vocal performance. Her professional career began with New York City Opera, singing in the regular chorus and performing small roles. She appeared extensively with the Brooklyn Bach Festival, New York Festival Orchestra, and Musica Hebraica. She served for a decade as vocal adjudicator for the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts (“Fame”) in Manhattan and was a consultant to the New York State Board of Education’s arts program. She was a founding member of Choralfest in Denver, a professional choir who performed large choral works with orchestra from 2008-2013. She appears regularly as alto soloist with the Arkansas Choral Society and members of the Arkansas Symphony. She recently sang the alto solos in Messiah with the Knoxville Symphony. Diana and her siblings created a non-profit organization, Amadeus Chamber Ensemble (ACE), that produces classical music concerts in Arkansas, Colorado, and Tennessee. To date, ACE has produced 10 concerts, with repertoire including Bruckner's Te Deum, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, and Bach's Brandenburg Concerti #3 and #5. ACE's concertmaster is Miroslav Hristov. Diana resides in Tennessee with her husband. She plays violin in an amateur string quartet, flute quartet, and flute sextet.

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