curriculum vitae

Alaina Diehl
Flute, Piccolo, and Baroque Flute
curriculum vitae


University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress)

  • GPA 4.0/4.0

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Master of Music in Flute Performance 2008

  • GPA 4.0/4.0
  • Passed committee oral exam with distinction
  • New Mexico Graduate Scholars 3% Gratis Scholarship (awarded to the top 3% for undergraduate academic success and again for academic excellence at the University of New Mexico)

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance 2007

  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • OCU Concerto Competition winner (flute and piccolo)
    • 2006 Howard Hanson Serenade, 2004 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in C major, RV 443
  • Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate Competition winner, 2005
  • Leadership Award “Outstanding Woman,” Wanda L. Bass School of Music, May 2007
  • Junior Marshal, Wanda L. Bass School of Music, May 2006
  • Member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, 2006-2007
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
  • Sigma Alpha Iota, Alpha Zeta Chapter President (2005-2006), Sergeant at Arms (2006-2007), Sword of Honor recipient (2006)

The Flute Studio of Trevor Wye, England, UK
October 2004 – April 2005
Post-graduate residential study course covering all aspects of technique, flute history, and the standard flute repertoire; performances in Hastingleigh, Wye, and Canterbury

Masterclass Performer

Bart Feller, Santa Fe Flute Immersion, Santa Fe, NM 2014
Keith Underwood, Ghost Ranch and Taos, NM 2012 and 2013
Trevor Wye, Albuquerque Flute Association, Albuquerque, NM 2002-2004, 2007
Walfrid Kujala, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2004 and 2005

Teaching Experience

Private Flute Instructor, Houston, Texas
North Shore Middle School and North Shore High School
(2015 – Present)

Private Flute Instructor, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM
(2007 – 2015)

New Mexico Philharmonic Young Musician Initiative (El Sistema USA)
General Music teacher (Summer 2015)
Choir assistant, Wednesdays only (September 2014 – May 2015)
Helping teach and take care of the YMI program students at Reginald Chavez Elementary, playing ukulele to accompany the choir

Clinician for Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM
Flute sectional teacher at various Albuquerque middle schools and high schools (2007 – 2015)
Madison Middle School, Eisenhower Middle School, Eldorado High School, Manzano High School, West Mesa High School, Valencia High School; also flute choir instructor (Eldorado High School, 2008) and flute chair placement judge (Albuquerque Academy and Eldorado High School)

Hummingbird Music Camp, Jemez Springs, NM
Summer: Flute teacher, beginning and intermediate band teacher (2013 and 2014)
Winter: Flute sectional instructor (2007 – 2015)

Federation Festival, Albuquerque, NM
Flute Judge – March 2014

Clinician at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Baroque flute masterclass – November 2013

Houston Flute Club Young Artist Competition Judge, Preliminary Round (April 2016)

New Mexico Music Educators Association, Albuquerque, NM
High School Solo and Ensemble Judge, Flutes and Woodwind Chamber Music – 2011 and 2012

Los Alamos, NM
High School Solo and Ensemble Judge – Flutes, Oboes, and Chamber Music

Professional Performance Experience

Orchestra of Discovery, Albuquerque, NM
Principal Flute/Piccolo – February 2014
Recent: Erwin Stein chamber orchestra arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4

Canticum Novum Chorus & Orchestra, Santa Fe, NM
Flute Soloist II – February 2014
Cimarosa Concerto for 2 Flutes – D.S. Crafts from the Albuquerque Journal: “Domenico Cimarosa’s Concerto in G for Two Flutes found its modern fame when played by James Galway and his wife (also a flutist) on their touring program. Redman along with Alaina Diehl seemed in perfect balance and intonation even through some elaborate passagework. Generally, it was a romp through bright Italian sunshine.”

Opera Southwest, Albuquerque, NM
Principal Flute/Piccolo – October 2012 – 2015
Rossini’s Otello, A Way Home, Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, The Pearl Fishers, Amleto,
La bohème
Flute II/Piccolo – April 2008 – April 2012
Tosca, Die Fledermaus, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Cenerentola, Carmen, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, A Way Home (Solo Flute/Piccolo)

Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe, NM
Flute II/Piccolo/Baroque Flute II – 2010 – Present
Highlights include Bach B Minor Mass (Baroque Flute II), Beethoven Symphony No. 1 (Piccolo),
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 (Flute Soloist II)

New Mexico Philharmonic, Albuquerque, NM
Substitute/Extra Musician (Piccolo, Flute II, Flute III) – November 2012 – Present
Highlights include Stravinsky Rite of Spring, pops and children’s concerts.

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Albuquerque, NM (defunct)
Substitute Musician (Piccolo, Flute II, Flute III) – May 2009 – May 2011

Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe, NM
Extra/Substitute Musician (Piccolo, Piccolo II, Flute II, Flute III, Alto Flute) – December 2007 – Present
Highlights include Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 (Piccolo), Bizet Carmen Suite (Piccolo), and numerous classics and pops concerts.

San Juan Symphony, Durango, CO
Substitute Musician (Flute II) – October 2013

The Figueroa Music and Arts Project Symphony Orchestra/Festival Ballet Albuquerque
Piccolo/Flute III/Flute II – December 2011 and 2012
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker

The Figueroa Music and Arts Project Symphony Orchestra
Piccolo – May 2012
Beethoven Symphony No. 1

New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players Pacific Coast Tour (NM and CA)
Solo Flute/Piccolo – May 2011
The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance

Victoria Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra
Baroque Flute II – June 2010
Bach B Minor Mass and chamber music concert performance

National Flute Association Convention 2013, New Orleans, LA
Convention Performer, baroque flute chamber music concert (Baroque Flute II)
Quantz Duetto in D major, Op. 2, No. 5 and Telemann Sonata in E minor for two flutes, Op. 2,
No. 2

The Enchanted Flutes Quintet, Albuquerque, NM
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, founder, personnel manager and music director – 2012 and 2013

New Mexico Woodwind Quintet, Albuquerque, NM
Flute and Piccolo, occasional performer – 2010, 2014

Church of Beethoven (now Sunday Chatter), Albuquerque, NM
Principal Flute, Mozart Clarinet Concerto – September 2008
Solo Flute I, Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 – April 2010

Solo Recitals

Weekday Brunch Duo (Flute/Piano) 2012 – Present
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Baroque Flute

  • Summer Music, Albuquerque, NM – May and July 2012
  • Winter Music, Charlotte, NC – December 2012
  • Summer Music, Albuquerque, NM – June 2013
  • Winter Music, Albuquerque, NM – February 2014
  • Summer Music, Albuquerque, NM – July 2014
  • Autumn Music, Albuquerque, NM – October 2014

Lecture-Recital Experience

Flute/Baroque Flute/Recorder II – Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

“Flute Roots” presentation, the history of the flute and its repertoire on recorder, baroque flute, and modern flute with Pro Musica colleague Carol Redman: Renesan (Santa Fe continuing education program), The Gig Space (Santa Fe), The University of New Mexico, New Mexico School for the Arts (a Santa Fe charter high school), Albuquerque Flute Association Flute Fiesta, Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performances

Professional Affiliations

Houston Flute Club, Houston, TX
Member and Volunteer

Albuquerque Flute Association, Albuquerque, NM
Board Member (Secretary and Commercial Members Liaison)
Responsibilities include scheduling meetings and documenting minutes; marketing commercial membership to flute-related companies; Maintaining Facebook page and website (shared responsibility); composing articles for the newsletter; Flute Fiesta coordination

Trevor Wye 2013 Masterclass Coordinator
Responsibilities: Creating and distributing promotional materials (by mail, social media, and website), booking the hall, creating schedule, contracting pianist, processing applications/evaluating audition recordings, keeping Trevor happy

Flute Fiesta coordinator (2011 – 2015)
Responsibilities include publishing the program booklet; booking the venues (Guest Artist Recital and Fiesta Day); coordinating the presenters and commercial members (by phone and e-mail); organizing the event schedule and room schedules; performing various related tasks (shopping for supplies, ordering ribbons, etc.)

Flute Fiesta Presenter/Performer on numerous occasions (2007 – 2015)
Flute Duet Presentation, Warm-up Class, Flute Roots Presentation, Enchanted Flutes Quintet

National Flute Association
Convention Performer, August 2013

Arts Administration Experience

Santa Fe Pro Musica
Marketing and Executive Assistant – May 2013 – 2015
Responsibilities include coordinating all marketing endeavors for Santa Fe Pro Musica: writing e-mail pieces, blog posts, radio scripts; creating social media posts; working with the designer to produce newspaper ads, postcards and posters; producing donor thank-you letters; and various office tasks.

Community Service

Houston’s Orchestra on Call Double Treble Flute Duo – February 2016

Paloma Landing Retirement Community, Albuquerque, NM – 2012 – 2015
Numerous free performances, including Weekday Brunch duo performances, flute duo performances (holiday music), and flute studio recital

St. John United Methodist Church Thursday Night Musicales, Albuquerque, NM – 2011 – 2015
Recitals benefiting Healthcare for the Homeless (various ensembles)