Office BuildingOscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Mailing AddressPerforming Arts Center 113
School of Performing Arts-Box 2830
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. Laura Diddle is Director of Choral Activities at SDSU. In that role she administrates the vocal/choral area, conducts the auditioned 60 voice Concert Choir and the 120 voice Women's Choir. Additionally, Dr. Diddle teaches private voice to music majors and minors and assists future music educators as they seek employment.
Dr. Diddle received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, and Master of Arts for Teachers at the Indiana University School of Music; she received her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. Highly sought after as a clinician and guest conductor, Dr. Diddle has presented interest sessions and clinics in Tennessee, South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota. Clinic presentations based upon Dr. Diddle’s Doctoral area of research specialization, Repertoire Selection Practices of Choral Music Educators have allowed her to share proven techniques and skills to successfully select appropriate choral literature for the choral program.
Dr. Diddle serves as the Youth and Student Activities Repertoire and Standards Committee Chair for the North Central Region of the American Choral Directors Association. She holds membership in the Music Teachers National Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Music Educators National Conference.
Academic ResponsibilitiesDirector of Choral Activities
- Director of Choral Activities, Elementary Music Education