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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Music

Diana Moxness

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/music/faculty/diana_moxness.html

Diana Moxness

Diana Moxness

Professor of Music
Email: diana.moxness@mnsu.edu

Diana Moxness, Soprano, is Professor of Music at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Dr. Moxness teaches Private Applied Voice, academic courses in Music Education, Diction, and Vocal Pedagogy.  She holds the Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, where she studied voice and diction with professors Sharon Bennett and Albert Gammon.  During her tenure at Minnesota State University she has studied voice and pedagogy with Emma Small of Minneapolis.

Besides teaching, Dr. Moxness is active as adjudicator and clinician.  She is a frequent presenter and specialist in Western Language Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, and in Use and Care of the Voice.  Dr. Moxness is also the recipient of Minnesota State University’s Presidential Faculty Research Lectureship on the topic “Word and Music: The Lieder of Franz Schubert”.

Recent performances have been with the Sioux City Symphony, the Sioux County Oratorio Society, the St. Peter Chorale, and the Minnesota Valley Sommarfest.  She has also performed as soloist in eight European countries.  Diana was chosen to be the soprano soloist for Orff’s “Carmina Burana” at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and for Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” at the Zimriya World Assembly of Choirs in Jerusalem, Israel.  She was guest Masterclass Instructor at Chung-Ang University in Korea, and the National University of Arts in Taiwan, where she was invited to be guest performer at the Japanese Embassy.

Dr. Moxness is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Music Educators Association