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Diana Marie Iorio

violinist + Artistic director 

Ms. Iorio holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University, followed by postgraduate studies in Köln, Germany.


She is also a certified TEFL / TESOL Instructor with accreditation from NCFE and the British Council.


In addition to offering private lessons through her studio, L'archet String Studio, Ms. Iorio is the founding artistic director and violin faculty of Luci Toscane Music and Cultural Arts Festival based in Siena, Italy.

Becoming Bruco

(click link above, by TFP)

Work Experience


Teaching Posts

Orchestral Posts

Professional Affiliations

Chamber music and orchestral performances include Carnegie Hall and Europe. Concertmaster, soloist and member of Musicisti Americani (Rome, IT). Soloist and violin principale ('05) and violin faculty ('06) of Siena Music and Arts Program in collaboration with the Università degli Studi in Siena, Italy, with performances in Italy and Switzerland. Artistic director & concert artist of Luci Toscane, Inc.

Founder and instructor of L’archet String Studio. Carthage College, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; String program founding director of the Phoenix Country Day School (AZ), St  Mary Catholic School (WI), and All Saints Catholic Schools (WI); Wisconsin School Music Association All-State Honors Orchestra Clinician; Kenosha & Racine Public Schools orchestra clinician and string specialist; Founder and Artistic Director of Music in the Wood String Clinics; Kenosha Christian Life School instructor of violin & viola, Beginning Orchestra Director, and orchestra clinician; Founding Music Director of the all-city youth orchestra, Sinfonia, under the auspices of the Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (WI); Zion Conservatory of Music (IL), violin faculty. Former director of Beginning & Intermediate Orchestras, Benjamin Franklin Charter School, Crismon Campus in Queen Creek, Arizona. Current adjunct string faculty at Christian Life School as instructor of violin & viola, Beginning Orchestra Director, and orchestra clinician.

Elgin, Fox Valley Orchestra, Rockford and Illinois Chamber Symphonies (IL); Phoenix Bach and Madrigal Society (AZ), Musicisti Americani, Rome, Italy; Former Concertmaster of the Kenosha Symphony (WI) and Asst. Concertmaster of the Arizona Opera Company.

Current member of the National Honor Music Society - Pi Kappa Lambda, the American String Teachers' Association (ASTA), National String Orchestra Association (NSOA), National Association of Music Educators (NAfME), Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA), Wisconsin String Teachers' Association (WI-STA), and the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA). Former member of the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA), Desert Valley Music Teachers' Association (DVMTA), East Valley Music Teachers' Association (EVMTA), and the National Federation of Music Clubs. (NFMC).  Recipient of the Kenosha, WI Unified Public School District Outstanding Service Award, and the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Award of Merit in Music Outreach. 


Pupil of Eden Vaning, Pierre Menard and founding members of the Vermeer Quartet; American composer and violinist, William Kroll. Masterclass performances with violinists Eugene Fodor, Sergiu Luca, Hiroko Yajima, Pinchas Zukerman and cellist, Madame Raya Garbousova.

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