Diane Haslam, singer, voice teacher, and author, was born in Mansfield, England, and graduated in Vocal Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. As mezzo-soprano soloist she has performed in operas, recitals, and orchestral concerts in England, Europe, and the United States. She has appeared in numerous Arts Festivals and concert series, specializing in presenting themed concerts combining song and poetry. Teaching vocal technique and performance is a central and passionate part of Diane's life. She has been a dedicated and respected teacher for more than 25 years. Her private voice studio, Vocal Dimensions, is in Aiken, South Carolina, and she is currently Lecturer in Voice at the University of South Carolina Aiken, where she teaches courses in Vocal Diction (teaching IPA and coaching students in six languages), Vocal Pedagogy, Women's Ensemble, and Opera. Diane has given Master Classes in vocal performance and led workshops in holistic singing in England and the United States. She is the founder and music director of the Aiken Singers community choir and Belles Canto, a teen girls vocal ensemble.
Diane's book, 'The Heart of Singing: Steps on the Path to Becoming the Singer You Want to Be', published by CreateSpace, is available through this website or at Amazon.com. It is also available as an eBook on Kindle. For more details go to the Heart of Singing page.
The Diane Haslam Vocal Performance Scholarship, established in 2010 by the Aiken Singers, provides financial aid each year to a graduating high school senior from the Aiken, SC area preparing to study Vocal Performance in college or university, and also helps talented high school students by providing funds for participation in summer vocal programs.