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Diana M Cataldi (she/her/hers)

Diana Cataldi
  • Lecturer of Music-Voice
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Music and Theatre Arts
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Diana Cataldi, full lyric soprano, received her degrees in voice from CCM and The Ohio State University. Diana has performed oratorio with regional orchestras in Ohio and thoroughly enjoys chamber work collaborations with colleagues past and present. Operatically, she has performed the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Amina in La Sonnambula, Contessa and Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mercedes in Carmen, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda. Diana started teaching applied voice in 2005 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 2013, she relocated to Wisconsin to teach voice, Music Appreciation and Global Music at Viterbo University. In 2016, Diana joined the faculty of UW-Eau Claire teaching voice and vocal pedagogy. Cataldi is in the process of earning her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In 2018, she became a founding member and secretary of the Western Wisconsin Chapter of The Voice Foundation. Her research interests include singing health and rehabilitation, transgender voice needs, contemporary commercial singing styles, the links between mental health and creativity, and modifying applied voice pedagogy for a more inclusive approach regarding gendered terms.

Teaching Interests
  • Vocal pedagogy
  • Singing health
  • Global music
  • Transgender Voice
  • CCM Styles
  • Applied Voice
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Music Director of Musicals
Research and Creative Activities
  • Samuel Barber
  • Mental illness and music
  • Transgender Voice
  • A Gender Neutral Approach to Voice Pedagogy
  • B.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • D.M.A., Ohio State University
Professional Memberships


The Voice Foundation