"I enjoy guiding my students in their understanding of the
theoretical aspects of music composition and in their growth as
pianists. Music is a powerful and uplifting means of expressing the most
profound human emotions". - Dianne Ferguson
• B.M.E - University of Nebraska, Lincoln
• M.M. - University of Nebraska, Lincoln
• Further study - University of Colorado, Boulder
• Nebraska Music Teachers Association (NMTA)
• Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
• The College Music Society (CMS)
Areas of Interest/Endeavor:
• Piano performance
• Music fundamentals
• Music theory
• Women composers
Ferguson, associate professor of music, has taught piano, music theory, music fundamentals, and music appreciation at Doane University since 1977. Ferguson earned her bachelor of music education and master of music degrees from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and did further study in piano performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
has given numerous recitals and has been a featured soloist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Hastings Symphony Orchestra, the University of Nebraska Orchestra, and the Doane University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. She has presented lecture recitals on the history of French and Russian piano music and is active as a competition adjudicator and professional accompanist.
Ferguson is a founding and performing member of PianoFOURte, a Nebraska ensemble consisting of four pianists who perform two-piano music for four and eight hands. The ensemble is on the artist roster of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.