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Diane Bolden-TaylorName
Diane Bolden-Taylor
Title
Professor of Music
College
Performing and Visual Arts
Program
Music Program
Years Teaching
16 (all at UNC)
Degrees
B.M. in Music Education at Millkin University,
M.M. in Vocal Performance at Indiana University,
DMA in Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Texas at Austim
Areas of expertise/Research interests
Researching classical music of black composers.
You might not know that I
walk my dog every morning.
When I let my hair down
I can find be found reading. I love any voice book I can get my hands on.
My welcome-to-teaching moment that I’ll never forget was
Once during my first year of teaching voice lessons I asked a student if she could play the piano well enough to play the melody line of the songs she was learning.  She emphatically said “Yes, of course. I have been playing the piano for seven years!”  She didn’t realize I was going to ask her to sit down at the piano and actually sight-read a melody line.  Well she couldn’t even find middle “C” on the piano. I have learned not be believe everything the students tell me.
I chose UNC because
one of my friends and colleagues from Europe told me about their experience and how beautiful Colorado is, and how the students get a lot of personal contact with professors, I love the idea of a more intimate college setting.
Confucius would say my teaching philosophy is
You may not see the light at the end of the tunnel but it is there!
If I’m not teaching a class, or in my office, you can find me on campus at
the U.C. in the lounge.
I cannot live without
my family.
If I hadn’t become a teacher, I would be a nurse.
Yearbook quote (advice you like to give to students or best advice you’ve received) “It’s not over until it’s over. If you fail today, that doesn’t mean it’s forever.” And “If you knew everything, you wouldn’t have to come to college.”
Links
Faculty Web page
Professional Activity

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