Diane Roscetti, Professor of Cello, Chamber Music and Entrepreneurship, and Director of the CSUN Honors String Quartet Program. She has also served as both Chair and Assistant Chair for the department, Chamber Music Coordinator, and Grad Advisor. Prior to coming to CSUN she was Director of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Maine. She is actively involved in designing creative and cost-effective ways to expand entrepreneurial programming, and the CSUN Music Department now offers a Music Entrepreneurship course she developed that is required of all music majors. This course is a community service learning initiative with emphasis on developing the Artist Citizen, encouraging students to pursue artistic excellence in the context of providing relevancy to the sociological, political, and economic environments in which they find themselves. Music Entrepreneurship is also a course option for a minor in Entrepreneurship offered in CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
Professor Roscetti has been involved with National Association of Schools of Music, International Council of Fine Arts Deans, and National Association of Music Executives of State Universities, the latter for which she hosted a national conference in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. She recently served for four years on the national Committee for Music Entrepreneurship Education, appointed by the College Music Society. She has served on a national Creative Committee for Arts Entrepreneurship program directors and educators, and is currently a member of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE). Professor Roscetti is on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Research and the Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education. Other recent work includes involvement with a CMS Inaugural Entrepreneurship Summit at Vanderbilt University, participation in the Generation E Conference at Eastman School of Music, and working with a CSUN Entrepreneurship class to submit a response to the topic “The Future Role of Music in Modern Society” which was published on-line at Duquesne University. A graduate student at CSUN also won a national essay contest to attend the Generation E Conference at Eastman as well. Professor Roscetti does consulting for colleges and universities which are starting entrepreneurial curriculum, and has conducted workshops at summer festivals on how to “innovate, create and sustain a career in music.” She was awarded a sabbatical in fall of 2012 to work on both entrepreneurial and performance interests. She currently serves as a peer reviewer for publishing companies considering new manuscripts on Entrepreneurship.
Professor Roscetti started an advanced graduate string quartet program at the University of Maine with members of that program performing at Lincoln Center, Coleman Chamber Competition in Pasadena, CA, and doing extensive outreach in the northeast. At CSUN she is the Director of the CSUN Honors String Quartet Program which is generously funded by the Colburn Foundation, the Etude Music Club Scholarship Endowment, and the Mary Louise Meylan Calvert Scholarship Endowment. As a cellist, she has enjoyed many summers performing chamber music at the Algonquin International Music Festival in Canada, the Silver Bay Summer Music Festival in Lake George, NY, the Arcady Music Festival in Maine, the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, and many others. As a soloist, she has performed on both Maine Public Television and Radio, as well as doing exchange recitals with other universities. A Colorado native, Professor Roscetti received her high school diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and did her undergraduate and graduate work in cello performance at Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory and Northern Illinois University.
Professor Roscetti works extensively with guest speakers and artists from many different areas of the Los Angeles music industry, and enjoys bringing the many different facets of career possibilities to students working towards careers in music and the arts.