Diane M. Paige received her B.M. in Music Education from Colorado State University where she minored in Slavic Studies. Her master’s degree in Musicology was awarded by Iowa State University where she wrote a master’s thesis entitled Dvorak in Spillville. She received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation, entitled The Women of Leoš Janáček’s Operas, explored the archetypes and female roles of the Czech composer’s mature operas. She has published in The Musical Quarterly, with Princeton and Cambridge (forthcoming) Presses, and is currently at work on a book about music and war from the American Revolution to present. She has presented her research at a wide variety of venues including BBC Radio 3, Lincoln Center for the Arts, and the Bard Music Festival.
At Hartwick she teaches the three-semester music history sequence, an introductory world music course, and courses on specialized topics such as Music of the African Diaspora, Music and World Wars I and II, and Music of the Roma (Gypsies). She has led off-campus courses to Anguilla, B.W.I. (student practica), Brazil (carnival and its music), and Ghana (dance, drumming, and oral history).