Diana Rosenblum

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Diana Rosenblum


Diana Rosenblum (b. 1983) is an American composer.

Diana began piano lessons at age four and cello lessons at age seven, spending formative years studying with Thomas Kraines of the Daedalus Quartet from middle school through college, at Peabody Preparatory and Princeton. Her mother, Lori Laitman, is a renowned composer of vocal music; her father, Bruce Rosenblum, serves on the board of the Heifetz International Music Institute and formerly the Boards of Baltimore Symphony and Washington Performing Arts; and her younger brother Andrew Rosenblum is a Chicago-based pianist and harpsichordist, who was recently awarded 2nd Prize in the Bach Competition in Leipzig.

Dr. Rosenblum received a Ph.D in composition at Eastman School of Music in 2021, where she helda prestigious Sproull Fellowship and was a student of David Liptak, having also studied with Robert Morris and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. She earned a B.A. in philosophy from Princeton University — where her senior thesis "Socratic Sophistry: inherent humors of playing the hypocrite" was advised by Hendrik Lorenz — and an M.M. in composition from University of Oregon, where she studied with Robert Kyr and David Crumb and was named outstanding graduate scholar.

Rosenblum has been recognized for academic achievement at Eastman via the Imagination Fund, Samuel Adler Scholarship, and Pi Kappa Lambda membership. She was recently awarded Eastman's Belle S. Gitelman Award for Piano Quartet, is a two-time recipient of the Wayne Brewster Barlow Prize -- awarded in 2018 for full-orchestral work, Gordian Knot, and 2017 for octet Myrioriama (commissioned by OSSIA New Music for their 20th season) -- and received the Anthony and Carolyn Donato Prize in 2016.

A finalist for the Teaching Assistant Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2016-2017), Diana currently teaches composition to non-majors. She also co-produced and co-hosted a weekly new music radio show, Music Matters, on Rochester's WAYO 104.3 FM from December 2015 to April 2017.

Compositionally, Rosenblum has completed her collection of four Curiosities for solo harpsichord, implementing both novel and archaic canonic techniques. Her full orchestral work, Gordian Knot (2018), was demo-recorded in September 2019 by the Baltimore Symphony Musicians at the UMBC campus.

Extra-musically, Dr. Roseblum has been recognized for talent in writing by the National Council of Teachers of English and by Princeton University Creative Writing department, which granted her the Sophomore Award for Outstanding Poetry while she studied under Paul Muldoon.

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