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Linfield College


Diane Chaplin - Adjunct Professor, Cello

Miller Fine Arts Center 130

Education: M.M., The Juilliard School, 1979; B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, 1977


Current Positions

Featured artist & Director of Educational Outreach with
Portland Cello Project; Director & Conductor, Rose City Youth Orchestras;
Co-director, Chamber Music Camp of Portland; Co-director & solo cellist,
Northwest New Music; Teacher of cello & chamber music, Portland, Oregon

Teaching Experience (academic settings):

Soundfest Quartet Institute, 1991-2010; Yale University, Spring 2009; Bard College & Conservatory, Assistant professor, 2000-2009; The Allen Stevenson School, New York City, 1988-2009; Bard College Quartet Institute, 2002-2004; Oberlin College-Conservatory, visiting faculty 1998-99; Eastern Music Festival, 1984-87; SUNY at Purchase, adjunct faculty 1984-86


  • Portland Cello Project, 2011-present

  • Cascadia Composers, 2010-present

  • Northwest New Music, 2010-present

  • Dyophonie, a cello duo, 2009-present

  • Cellist, The Colorado Quartet, 1988-2009


  • Northwest New Music debut recording North Pacific Music

  • Beethoven Complete Quartets Parnassus Records*

  • Quartets of Schubert & Mendelssohn Parnassus Records (2001 Chamber Music America/WQXR Record Award)*

  • Chamber Music of Henry Cowell Mode Records (1999 Fanfare Magazine Top Ten list)*

  • Quartets of Brahms Parnassus Records*

  • Contemporary American Quartets Albany Records*

  • Music of Jan Krzywicki Albany Records*

  • American Profiles (NY Chamber Ensemble) Albany Records

  • Music for the Magic Theater (NY Chamber Ensemble) New World Records

  • Songs by Villa-Lobos Etcetera Label

(*with Colorado Quartet)