Diana Curtis, cello
Cellist Diana Curtis maintains an active career as a freelance musician and strings teacher. Since moving to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area in 2003, Dr. Curtis has performed with the Annapolis Symphony, the Maryland Symphony, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the York Symphony, and is frequently a guest performer in recitals and concerts around the DC and Baltimore area. She is also a member of the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and the Shippensburg Summer Festival Orchestra, and is the cellist with the Severn River Piano Trio.
In addition to performing, Dr. Curtis has maintained an active private teaching studio since 1998. She is currently serving as Lecturer in Music for Applied Cello lessons at Messiah College, and has taught string pedagogy courses at both The Catholic University of America and Messiah College. Additionally, Dr. Curtis was employed as an elementary school strings teacher for Anne Arundel County Schools in Maryland, for four years. Dr. Curtis earned her B.M. in cello performance and music education from West Virginia University, and M.M. and D.M.A. in cello performance from The Catholic University of America. Her principal teachers were William Skidmore, Robert Newkirk, and Michael Mermagen.
Diana's favorite music to play is anything by Johannes Brahms because of the emotional depth and rich tones that his music entails.