Diana Salazar - Director of Programmes
Diana Salazar joined the RCM in 2019 from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. At the College she oversees programme delivery and development at junior, undergraduate and postgraduate taught levels.
Diana began her teaching career in higher education at the University of Manchester before holding Lectureships in Music at Kingston University, then City University London. In 2015 she moved to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where, as Head of BMus, she was responsible for academic leadership, curriculum development and programme quality assurance.
Diana has extensive experience as an external examiner in music and music technology and as an external adviser and consultant for exam boards and higher education providers including ABRSM, Edexcel, WJEC, Bath Spa University, the University of Derby, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Diana is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
A Conservatoire graduate herself, Diana originally trained as a flautist at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before specialising in composition for Masters studies, followed by AHRC-funded doctoral studies at the University of Manchester. As a composer and sound artist her works have been performed and broadcast internationally, with many of her works recognised in leading international competitions including Bourges, Música Viva, the International Computer Music Association Awards, Musica Nova and Prix Destellos.