Music

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Music students have performance opportunities from the first semester onward.

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Stellar faculty includes 19 members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Grammy winners and performing and recording artists, augmented by guests such as acclaimed DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden.

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Numerous ensembles and programs, including the Meadows Opera Theatre, provide multiple opportunities for performing on and off campus.

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Multiple degrees are offered in performance, composition, music therapy, education and more at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Diane Kitzman

Adjunct Associate Professor, Violin

Diane Kitzman is Principal First Violin in the Dallas Symphony. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1978 with a Bachelor of Music degree. While at U.M. she studied with Gustave Rossels and Angel Reyes and was a member of the Honors String Quartet. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in her high school years. Prior to joining the DSO, Kitzman played principal second violin in the Grand Rapids Symphony. While in Grand Rapids she was a member of the DeVos String Quartet. Since joining the DSO in 1981 she has recorded extensively with the orchestra on many labels: RCA, Telarc, EMI, Pro Arte, Dorian, and most recently with the Delos Recording Co. Kitzman has also served as an acting concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony. She was invited to perform with Chamber Music International in Dallas. She has performed and toured with Mainly Mozart based in San Diego. As a member of the Tesoro String Quartet, she taught a chamber music course and played an extensive recital series at University of Texas at Dallas. The quartet also made two CDs with the Turtle Creek Chorale. Kitzman is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Music at Southern Methodist University. She is married to John Kitzman, principal trombone of the Dallas Symphony. They have one son, John.

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