Diane Baxter

Professor, Music

503-838-8542 | baxterd@wou.edu
APSC 232

Personal Website

At WOU since


Areas of responsibility

Currently, I am Chair of the Department of Music.  I teach studio piano, Ethnomusicology, Women in Music, Performance Anxiety, Graduate Research Methods, and an introduction to music for the Honors Program.  

What you will do and learn in my courses

You will listen to music, learn about its contextual relevance, and if you're a pianist, you will perform!


DMA University of Oregon

MM Boston University

BA Ft. Wright College

Teaching focus

Classical Piano

Research areas

I am very involved with music and the brain, particularly as it relates to performance excellence.

I have done ethnomusicology research in Hokkaido, Japan on the Ainu, and in the US Virgin Islands on quelbe music. 

Grants and funding

Oregon Community Foundation

Faculty Development Grants

Presidential Award for International Research

Professional experience

A lifetime's worth....

Awards and honors

I have received both awards given to the WOU Faculty by the Pastega Family:

The Faculty Honors Award for Creativity

The Faculty Honors Award for Teaching

Graduate courses taught

Graduate Research Methods

Performance Anxiety

Studio Piano

Undergraduate courses taught


Women in Music

Performance Anxiety

Studio Piano


Publications and Presentations

Editor, The Oregon Musician

OMTA Grants Program Presenter throughout the state of Oregon

Piano at Tigh na Breac, Scottish Highlands workshop and retreat

Student presentations

Many, many recitals

Professional memberships


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