Choral conductor, arranger, lecturer, teacher
Well-Known to Montgomery County and DC audiences, Diana V. Sáez, DMA, is a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music and an accomplished choral conductor. She is frequently invited as guest conductor, adjudicator and lecturer in the United States and abroad. Dr. Sáez was the founder and artistic director of Cantigas, a chamber choir whose mission was to increase awareness and appreciation of the many rich styles of Latin America and Spanish choral music. For 25 years Cantigas was a principal performer of Latin American music, with appearances at the ACDA Eastern Division Convention, Kennedy Center, Strathmore Center, museums and embassies, as well as international tours in Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Cuba. In 2014, the choir was awarded the Choral Excellence Award for Most Creative Programming by the Choralis Foundation in Washington, DC. Diana V. Sáez is the Director of Choral Activities in the Department of Music, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Towson University in Baltimore, MD.