Diane Birr

Professor and Associate Chair of Performance Studies

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In spring 2008, Professor Birr was in residence at the Ithaca College London Center where she taught the course The Keyboard in London and Its Role in Society.

Diane is a member of Troica, a trio that includes Ithaca College faculty colleagues Steve Mauk (saxophone) and Kim Dunnick (trumpet). The trio draws on existing repertoire and has helped create a body of new works for this combination of instruments, including pieces by Dana Wilson, Margaret Smith, Marc Satterwhite, Peter Lawrence, Mikhail Bronner, Efrem Podgaits, and Dominick DiOrio. In July 2010 Troica was invited to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Sydney, Australia.

She currently serves on the MTNA Board of Directors as MTNA Eastern Division Director and is a Past-President of the New York State Music Teachers Association. In June 2012, she traveled to Berlin, Germany, with School of Music Professor Brad Hougham to teach and perform.