Bassoonist Diane Lipartito received her BA in music performance at Rowen University, where she studied with Lawrence Stewart. She was also a student of Philadelphia Orchestra members Kathleen White-Vigilante and Ferdinand Del Negro, and later, Arthur Weisberg at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she earned her MM in music performance. Her interest in music improvisation led her to pursue studies with cellist, David Darling and clarinetist, Bill Schontz. Currently principal bassoonist with the Windham Orchestra, she has also played principal bassoon with the Pioneer Valley Symphony and the Commonwealth Opera and freelances in Massachusetts, Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire areas. An experienced chamber musician, she likes to organize chamber music concerts, appears frequently in area concerts and is always curious about new repertoire. Diane also teaches bassoon at Keene State College.