Diana Allan

Vice President for Auditions 

Diana-Allan-Headshot.jpgDr. Diana Allan, soprano, has appeared in operatic and concert performances throughout the Mid- and Southwest and has performed in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Brazil. In addition to her performing, she has over 25 years university teaching experience and currently teaches on the faculty of The University of Texas at San Antonio. Her students have enjoyed success on local, regional, and national levels. As a certified Peak Performance Coach (2010), Dr. Allan works with musicians to help them identify and assess their unique strengths and challenges, to formulate customized Peak Performance Plans, and to help them learn and improve the mental skills necessary to prepare and perform at peak levels. Dr. Allan is co-author of The Relaxed Musician: Mental Preparation for Confident Performances (2012) and is author of The Mindful Musician: Physical and Mental Strategies for Optimal Performance (2018). Her website, Peak Performance for Musicians has a readership of performers from 178 countries. Dr. Allan has presented at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (2015), the 2nd Sino-USA Music Education Summit Forum and Symposium of Curricula Development/Teaching, Beijing, China (2014), Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China (2014), the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention (2014), the National Association of Teachers of Singing Winter Workshop (2013), the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium IX in St. Johns, Newfoundland (2013) and various universities throughout the United States. Dr. Allan has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing since 1986 and has enjoyed serving as Texoma Region Governor (2007-2009). Texoma Region Auditions Chair (2000-2004), South Texas Chapter President (2005-2006), and South Texas Chapter VP-Auditions.