Diana Blom (composer/pianist) was born in New Zealand and moved to Sydney in 1969. She has studied music at the University of Canterbury (NZ), the University of Sydney (PhD on minimal music in an educational context) and the University of Michigan (musicology). Composition studies have been with Peter Sculthorpe and Ian Farr. Blom has an interest in Australian writers and has set to music words of David Malouf, Helen Garner, Robyn Ravlich, Tim Malfroy and Peter Goldsworthy. In 1974 she was Composer–in–Residence with the Australian Opera who commissioned her to write a children's opera. Several music theatre works written for children have been performed in schools in Australia and Hong Kong. In the School of Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, Blom is Associate Professor of Music.
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