Michelle Diehl (b. 1962, Minneapolis) is a composer who is receiving invitations, commissions and performance opportunities throughout the United States. Equally at home in the solo, symphonic, and chamber music genre, she taps her varied instrumental skills in composing music ranging from tangos to symphonies. A tireless craftsperson, her works embody artisanal attraction to balance and purity. Her works are often lyrically eloquent, rhythmically compelling and appeal on a broad intellectual and emotional spectrum.
Ms. Diehl has a rich background as a performer and is a violinist with the Augustana Orchestra. She studied violin with Esther Wentzel and Minnesota Orchestra violinist Ladi Stanisha.
When she's not composing original works, she enjoys working on arrangements of the works of the great baroque masters and romantic composers.
Her professional affiliations include membership in the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM), the American Music Center, American Composers Forum and ASCAP.
A longtime resident of Minneapolis and Key West, Florida, Ms. Diehl now resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.