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Music Empowers Dreams With Diana Vuolo of SWAN4kids: Episode 47

May 02, 2022

Diana Vuolo is the Founder/Executive Director of SWAN4kids. She received a full-tuition scholarship to study violin with world-renowned teacher Dorothy DeLay at The Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (PCPA). She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance and was a masterclass performer for Miss DeLay at PCPA and the Aspen Music Festival. 

Her performance career began with a chamber music concert in Carnegie Hall, NY, and as co-concertmaster for the International Lyric Festival Opera Orchestra, Barga, Italy. Diana was a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Philly Pops Orchestra, Canton Symphony. She served as a substitute for the Saint Louis Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. In addition to performing, Diana has taught violin, music theory, and ensemble classes over the past 45 years and served as an adjunct violin professor at Lancaster Bible College. Volante, one of her high school student groups, was featured on CBS, “The Early Show.” Her SWAN students have been featured on national and local television and radio broadcasts.

Mission: To be dedicated advocates for children affected by parental incarceration by providing life-changing intervention through music and mentoring. SWAN provides free music lessons, ensemble training, and performance opportunities as an after-school program within the School Districts of Lancaster, Red Lion, and Lancaster's Youth Intervention Center.