• Bachelor of Music (harp performance), Oberlin Conservatory
Born and raised near Cleveland, Diane Evans began her musical journey on the piano at age 3. When she took up piano and art studies at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan, she also signed up for a beginning harp class, having been fascinated by a harpist she’d seen on television. She fell in love with the instrument and began working with renowned Cleveland Orchestra harpist Alice Chalifoux, her mentor at Oberlin.
Evans served as Principal Harp of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for more than 40 years, after tenures with the Toledo and Omaha symphonies. She has performed a wide range of repertoire and appeared many times as concerto soloist, chamber musician, and recitalist.