CMC Sessions: Inspiration & Influences with Diane Grubbe

May 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CMC Sessions: Inspiration & Influences

Spark your musical imagination with CMC faculty as they delve into stories about the inspiration and influences that have guided them as professional musicians and teachers at CMC. CMC Sessions: Inspiration & Influences is an eight-part on-line series hosted by CMC Cultural Traditions and Winds/Brass Departments, providing up-close and personal stories about the potent influences and galvanizing experiences that make up the “musical life.” Told through compelling demonstrations, musical examples, and creative tips, the sessions will provide participants with inspiration on their musical journeys.

Meet these talented faculty members:


Diane Grubbe, A Flute-Full Life

Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7pm (PT)
Online via Zoom

Diane Grubbe will present a session about her earliest beginnings, learning the recorder in third grade and the trajectory that inspired her to continue on to other instruments. She will share the important moments that motivated her to pursue a career in music. She’ll focus on her professional work as a flutist (orchestra, opera, casuals, Quinteto Latino, contemporary music) and her career as a music teacher.

This event will be conducted online via video conferencing. REGISTER HERE to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.

About the Artist:

Diane Grubbe is an active performer and teacher, with a special renown in contemporary music and new techniques of performance on flute, piccolo, alto and bass flutes. She is a long-time member of Quinteto Latino, a wind quintet focusing on contemporary music from Latin America and Latinx-Americans. In the Bay Area, she has appeared with the Stockton Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, Lamplighters Music Theater, Festival Opera, Pocket Opera, and many others. She often performs with the avant-garde ensemble sfSound, and has been a guest artist with Earplay, the Eco Ensemble, Santa Cruz New Music Works, and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. She earned degrees in flute performance from San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

People who are interested in this workshop can dive deeper by exploring private lessons and group classes and ensembles.