Diane Ricks

Performing arts professor

Education

  • B.M.E., voice, Armstrong State College, 1991
  • M.M., vocal performance, Georgia Southern University, 2001
  • D.M.A., vocal performance, Conservatory of Shenandoah University, 2005

Credentials

"My most significant accomplishments come in the success of my students. My most significant personal accomplishment is having my dissertation housed in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., as well as the Prague Holocaust Museum."

Awards, recognitions and honors

Doctoral Fellowship, Conservatory of Shenandoah University; Carol A. Carter Scholarship, Georgia Southern University; Directors Award, Armstrong State College; Theodore Presser Scholarship, Armstrong State College

Organizations

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Ricks, D. Samuel Barber: American classical composer. In A.W. Cramer (Ed.), "Musicians and composers of the 20th century." Pasadena, California: Salem Press (2009): 67-68
  • Ricks, D. Ennio Morricone: Italian classical and film-score composer. In A.W. Cramer (Ed.), "Musicians and composers of the 20th century." Pasadena, California: Salem Press (2009): 989-990

Presentation

  • Vocal master class, March 31, 2008 for students at Savannah State University

Guest lecturer

  • "Research in Music Education; Keys to Successful Research"; searching electronic databases, using interlibrary loan, and mastering APA citation. January 2006
  • Women and Creativity Conference. West Virginia University, Presentation: "Hildegard von Bingen: The Origins of Feminine Creativity," 2004

Performances

  • "Semester of Schumann: 'Frauenliebe und Leben'"; "Mercer Magic: Celebrating 100 Years of Johnny Mercer"; "A Night of Opera: arias, duets and ensembles"; Concert of all English songs; concert of the "26 Italian" songbook.