Diana Cooley provides administrative support for three Divisions within the College of Music: Keyboard Studies, Vocal Studies and Conducting & Ensembles. She joined the UNT staff in 2015 and was nominated for the Rising Star Award in 2017.
Diana has been both a children’s choir director and adult handbell choir director, with memberships in Chorister’s Guild and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. She performed with the professional Dallas Handbell Ensemble led by David R. Davidson, and was president of the Greater Dallas Handbell Association.
Prior to coming to UNT, Diana was an executive assistant at the Dallas Symphony, where she helped launch the SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Plano Civic Chorus, which toured Spain and France in 2014.
Diana received a bachelor of music in theory from the University of Kansas and a master of music in theory from Baylor University. She was active in Sigma Alpha Iota and president of Tau Beta Sigma while at KU, and has been a member of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of SAI.
Diana became a community organizer and education advocate while raising two gifted and talented boys in the public school system, and now lives with her husband, Edwin, in their mostly empty nest in Rowlett, Texas.