SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Touted as “quickly becoming America’s favorite flutist” in the November edition of International Musician, Dianne Frank Williams, a 1996 graduate of Wittenberg University, is finally realizing her dream of becoming a successful recording artist.
Williams graduated from Wittenberg with degrees in both instrumental music performance and English, but instead of immediately stepping onto the path toward musical accomplishment and notoriety, she followed a business-related path into marketing. Three years later, she realized that what she began at the age of 10 was calling her to make a career change and pursue being a professional flutist.
“We are very proud of Dianne and her accomplishments,” said Steven Winteregg, adjunct associate professor of music at Wittenberg. “It is a tribute to Dianne and her Wittenberg education that she has been able to create her own musical path, and a very successful one at that!”
Winning rave reviews for her first CD, Simplicity, in June 2001, Williams released her second CD filled with holiday music and titled Tinsel in August 2002. A whirlwind tour of 40 concerts in 35 days following the Tinsel release helped establish Williams as a force in the music business.
Her third and latest CD, Lovesong, features traditional songs and melodies about love. International Musician, the official journal of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, noted that what makes Lovesong unique is its live performance for every track, giving the entire recording a sincere feeling.
“The recording captures the feel of a marvelous, true, realistic performance, which feeds on the energy of the moment…full of emotive nuances and spontaneous inflections,” Williams explained in the journal.
For more information on Williams and her music, visit www.diannewilliams.com.
The Wittenberg University department of music offers a bachelor of music, bachelor of music education and a bachelor of arts with a music concentration. Music joined the curriculum in 1887 and has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1931.
Musical organizations serving the entire Wittenberg community include the Wittenberg Choir, Chapel Choir, Wittenberg Singers, Symphonic Band, Brass Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Handbell Choir, Chamber Singers, Flute Ensemble, Opera Studio, and selected small chamber ensembles.
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