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Diane McCloskey

Diane McCloskey, flutist, is currently Associate Professor of Music at Kent State University where she performs with the Sticks and Tones chamber ensemble. She performs in solo and chamber settings at the university and for series such as Music from Stan Hywet, Music from the Western Reserve, and Kent/Blossom Music. She served as Principal Flute for the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Akron, Canton, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras. Ms. McCloskey was a winner in the 1999 National Flute Association's Convention Performer's Competition and was a finalist in the Great Lakes Performing Artists Competition in 2001. She has served as artist/faculty for Kent/Blossom Music and the Lutheran Summer Music Program, and has presented master classes for the Ohio Music Teachers Association. Ms. McCloskey was Workshops Coordinator for five NFA annual conventions and has also served that organization as adjudicator for several competitions. Before her appointment at Kent, she held teaching positions at Kenyon College and Northeast Missouri State University, and later engaged in doctoral study at Indiana University (Bloomington).  She has studied with such notable flutists as Katherine Borst Jones (Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra), Kyril Magg (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) and Peter Lloyd (London Symphony Orchestra) Ms. McCloskey holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Capital University Conservatory of Music.

Research Areas
  • Flute
  • Flute Pedagogy
  • Flute Recording
  • Flute Performance
Diane McCloskey
School of Music
Phone: 330-672-9247
Fax: 330-672-7837