Diane Whitacre

From Wind Repertory Project
Diane Whitacre


Diane Whitacre (b. 1961, Indiana) is an American composer and teacher.

Ms. Whitacre received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with distinction from the Indiana University School of Music in 1984. She studied composition with Thomas Beversdorf and Bernard Heiden, and jazz arranging with Dominic Spera.

Whitacre has written for both instrumental and vocal mediums throughout her life, either for her own students and ensembles, for others, or at church when needed. Whitacre has composed extensively for voice, solo instruments, and jazz and wind band.

Ms. Whitacre is a private instructor on oboe, piano, and composition. She had two tenures as band director at Riverview Middle School, Huntington, Ind. and South Newton Jr-Sr. High School, Kentland, Ind. She established full-time arranging and composing business, Maple Grove Publishing, in 2006.

Works for Winds


  • Diane Whitacre website Accessed 4 April 2021
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 510.