As the daughter of musicians, Diana Mittler-Battipaglia began playing the piano at six years old. Her parents also valued education, which led her to obtain a Bachelor of Science, and subsequently a Master of Science both from The Juilliard School. She also eventually went on to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music in 1974. At the start of her career, Dr. Mittler-Battipaglia served as a music educator, coordinator, and director at various high schools throughout Queens, New York from 1963 to 1986. After serving as an assistant principal of music at Bayside High School, she moved on to Lehman College in 1986, where she held several professorships. Today, she remains at Lehman College as a professor and choral director. She has also been the director and pianist of the Chamber Music Group with the Con Brio Chamber Ensemble for the past 40 years.
In addition to her practical work in formal education, Dr. Mittler-Battipaglia also serves as an examiner with the New York City Board of Education Board Examinations and as a consultant on educational projects with New World Records. She also often serves her community as a choral director and accompanist for various charitable, religious, military, and civic holiday events. An accomplished professional, Dr. Mittler-Battipaglia sites the highlight of her prolific career as performing at Carnegie Hall and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria for a concert honoring her father’s music.
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