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Diane Scott

Department: Music

Adjunct Faculty in Music

  • Education
  • MA, Indiana Univ of PA
  • BA, Indiana Univ of PA
  • Areas of Specialty
  • Class Piano
Diane Scott

Diane Scott holds an MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her performance credits include production pianist/vocal coach with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rick Benjamin, director, in the production of Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha. She has recorded five CD’s with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, all on the New World label. She has also performed with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Florida.

During her ten years in entertainment at Walt Disney World, she worked with Regis Philbin, Joan Lunden and Diahann Carroll. She was also a dancer for Smokey Robinson for the Disney/MGM Studios televised grand opening. While in Florida she was the vocal coach for the Beetlejuice/Monster Mania Show with Wayne Brady at Universal Studios. She was choir director and organist at Episcopal Church of the Messiah, played for the Royal Academy of Ballet and adjudicated for the Florida Vocal Association.

In Pennsylvania, she held the position as Director of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale Children’s Chorus and High School Ensemble. Currently she is Director of music at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mifflinburg. She arranges piano music for USAgency and is a member of both the Susquehanna Valley Chorale and American Guild of Organists. She maintains a private piano studio with emphasis on the Suzuki Method.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Adjunct music faculty Susquehanna University.  Duties include:
-        teaching all levels of class piano.
-        Accompanying faculty and student recitals.
-        Rehearsal pianist for various shows/operas and concerts.
-        Audition accompanist                                                            1997-present

Director of Music First Evangelical Lutheran Church Mifflinburg, PA.   Duties include:
-        organizing and directing the adult choir and jr. choir for traditional services
-        Planning the music for contemporary worship
-        leading praise team for contemporary worship
-        playing the organ for traditional service
-        maintaining a music library
-        maintaining equipment for praise team                          1997-present

Private Suzuki Piano Instructor 
-       20 weekly students age ranging from age 4-adult         1997-present

Accompanist for Jennifer Sacher'Wiley's violin studio          2000-present

Accompanist for Penn State University students and faculty          2008-2012

Recorded with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra under the direction of Richard Benjamin,  Judith Sherman producer (Grammy award winner)
1.      From Barrel house to Broadway the music of Joe Jordan       2008
2.       Midnight Frolic Broadway Music of Louis Hirsch                    2010
3.      Treemonisha-Scott Joplin's opera                                                  2011              
4.       Minding the Score-The Amazing Harry L. Alford                     2013 

Toured with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra "Treemonisha" Scott Joplin's opera    2002

Restaurant pianist "The Inn at New Berlin"   2006-2012
                                     "Isabella's"  2013-2014

Conductor of SVCC (Susquehanna Valley Children's Chorus)  2001-2002

Musical Director
            -National Tour of "Peaches and Bananas" Don Brockett Productions, Pittsburgh,     1984-1985
            -National Tour of "Big Bad Burlesque" Don Brockett Productions, Pittsburgh, PA    1982-1984

Entertainment at Walt Disney World, Florida 1986-1996
            -Production of Parades in Magic Kingdom
            -Entertainer on various stages in the park
            -Guest Coordinator for Magic Music Days
            -Back up dancer for Smokey Robinson in TV Special of "Opening of Disney/MGM Studios"   

EDUCATION

BA Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  2000   music performance emphasis on voice and piano
MA Indiana University of Pennsylvania.   2002 music performance emphasis on voice

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Suzuki Piano Teacher Certifications  with Dr. Haruko Kartaoka 1999
Suzuki Piano Teacher Certification with Mary Craig Powell  1996, 1997
Piano Pedagogy with Carole Bilger/Valerie Llyod Watts "More Than Music"  2001

MEMBERSHIPS

American Guild of Organists member since 1987
Life Extension member  since 2010
Susquehanna Valley Chorale
 

Courses taught:

  • MUSC-034 Piano Class I
  • MUSC-035 Piano Class II
  • MUSC-037 Piano Class III