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Diana Salazar

Diana Salazar

Music Associate Head of BMus and CCS

Diana Salazar BA (Hons) PGDipMus MMus PhD FHEA

Following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Flute and Composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Diana then completed a PhD in Composition at the University of Manchester, supported by an AHRC scholarship. From 2009 to 2013 she was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Music at Kingston University London, before moving to City University London, where she was a Lecturer and Senior Tutor in Music from 2013 to 2015. She has extensive experience as an external examiner in music and music technology and as an educational consultant. From 2013 to 2015 she was Vice-Chair of the Course Board of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Diana is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a composer and sound artist Diana’s practice-led research examines spatial composition and interpretation in electronic music and issues concerning contemporary performance practice and interdisciplinary discourse. She has also published on creative process in collaborative projects, and learning and teaching in Higher Education. Her compositional outputs include fixed media (acousmatic) work, work for instruments and electronics, music and dance collaborations, and improvised electronic laptop performance.

Dr Salazar is Associate Head of BMus and Creative and Contextual Studies. She also teaches on a number of Creative and Contextual Studies modules, and is the Transitions 20/40 Tutor for Year One. She welcomes expressions of interest for PhD study in areas of composition, music technology and interdisciplinary practice.

Diana’s works are performed regularly both nationally and internationally, many have been recognised in international competitions, most recently the Qobuz/Abeille Musique Prize 2013, the Non-classical Remix Prize 2014 and the International Computer Music Association European Regional Award 2015. Selected works have been released on the Elektramusic, Studio PANaroma, SCRIME, Discparc, MisoMusic and Drift Station labels. She has been a composer-in-residence at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), Sweden; the Destellos Institute, Argentina; Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI), Texas; and Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida.