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Michelle Diehl
Status: Member
Member Since: December 14, 2007
Last Visit:March 9, 2009

Michelle Diehl

Michelle Diehl (b. 1962, Minneapolis) has a rich background as a performer and a composer. Equally at home in the solo, symphonic, and chamber music genre, she taps her varied instrumental skills in composing music ranging from soliloquies to tangos. A tireless craftsperson, her works embody artisanal attraction to balance and purity. Her works are often lyrically eloquent, rhythmically compelling and appeal on a broad intellectual and emotional spectrum.

Ms. Diehl is a violinist with the Augustana Orchestra. She studied violin with Esther Wentzel and Minnesota Orchestra violinist Ladi Stanisha.

When she's not composing original works, she enjoys working on arrangements of the works of the great baroque masters and romantic composers.

Her professional affiliations include membership in the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM), the American Music Center, American Composers Forum and ASCAP.

A longtime resident of Minneapolis and Key West, Florida, Ms. Diehl now resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.