Dianna Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Seminole State College of Florida. Since 2004, she has been responsible for the vocal/choral music program, all choral ensembles, robust with majors and non-majors, and overseeing the theory curriculum. Passionate about music education, Professor Campbell was the recipient of the Ken Sylvester Faculty Excellence award in 2012, and the NISOD Excellence in Teaching award in 2012. In 2011, Campbell received her Master Teacher Certificate. On campus, she currently serves as the chair of the curriculum committee. Dianna served as the choir director at Lyman High School, 1989-2004, winning teaching awards 1992-96, 1998 and 2004. She was the Director of Music at Central Christian Church, Orlando, 1992-2003 and the headlining clinician for the Association of Disciples Musicians Workshops, 1994, 1996 and 2000.
Campbell's choirs, including Concert Chorale, Community Choir, and SeminoleSound Vocal Jazz Ensemble, enjoy a wide variety of literature, and regularly perform throughout the region. Under her baton, choirs present classic works such as Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Creation, and contemporary masterworks like Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living.
Professor Campbell is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), The National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), Florida Vocal Association (FVA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). She has held leadership positions in FVA and ACDA, serving as the State (2007-2009), Regional (2009-2011) and National (2011-2016) Repertoire and Standards Chair for Two-Year College Choirs for ACDA. During that time, Dianna conducted, facilitated, and presented in numerous Reading sessions, Interest sessions, Roundtable forums, and Panel discussions. Her articles can be found in the ACDA’s Choral Journal.
Often recognized for her energetic style and dynamic artistry, Mrs. Campbell is a highly sought after adjudicator, conductor, and clinician. She has worked with Worldstrides/Heritage Music Festivals, Music in the Parks, Dynamic Music Festivals, OrlandoFest, the Grady-Rayem Negro Spiritual Contest and various All-County choirs. Still an active performer today, Professor Campbell won several NATS awards while earning her Bachelor of Music Education (magna cum laude) from the University of Florida, Gainesville and her Master of Music (highest honors) from the University of South Florida, Tampa. She holds membership in Sigma Alpha Iota Woman’s Honorary Music Fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society. Dianna resides in Sanford, FL with husband Scott, son Austin and her many four-legged friends.