Diane Whitacre (b.1961) lives in Huntington County, Indiana. She is a full-time composer/arranger for concert band, jazz band, choral ensembles, and instrumental chamber music.
In February 2012 her concert band piece, Rumor Mill was premiered by the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Chad Nicholson. Her chamber work, Chautauqua Suite for Woodwind Quintet was premiered in April 2012 by the Jaenicke Consort in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
An active oboist in the Fort Wayne area, Diane received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1984, where she studied composition with Thomas Beversdorf and Bernard Heiden and jazz arranging with Dominic Spera.
Diane and her husband Chris have 3 children, Andrea, Ross, and Hannah.
For more information about this fine composer, visit Diane's website at http://dianewhitacremusic.com/