Diana Sáez to be Guest Clinician
DCC choristers are delighted to learn that Diana V. Sáez, the newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at Towson University in Baltimore will be joining us for a clinician workshop in the Fall. Sáez is frequently invited as guest conductor, adjudicator and lecturer in the United States and abroad. She has presented interest sessions at national and regional ACDA conventions. She has served as guest conductor in Colombia and has directed regional honor choruses in Virginia, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.
As a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music she served as artistic director of Cantigas, a chamber choir that she founded with the mission to increase awareness and appreciation of the many rich styles of Latin America and Spanish choral music. For 25 years Cantigas was a principal performer of Latin American music, with appearances at the ACDA Eastern Division Convention, Kennedy Center, Strathmore Center, museums and embassies, as well as international tours in Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Cuba. In 2014, the choir was awarded the Choral Excellence Award for Most Creative Programming by the Choralis Foundation in Washington, DC.
Dr. Sáez began her musical education at the Escuela Libre de Música in San Juan, PR. She earned a Master of Choral Conducting from Temple University, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Maryland in College Park. Her choral music and arrangements are published by Boosey and Hawkes and by the Roger Dean Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.