Diane Heaney will begin her 27th year as the high school vocal music director in Albert Lea, MN where she directs the Tiger Mixed Choir, Women's Varsity Choir, Concert Choir, Chorale, "CAT" aclysmic Show Choir, the annual fall musical and talent show, and gives private voice lessons. Diane has a BME degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and a MME degree from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was chosen as Teacher of the Year for Albert Lea District #241 in 2007, state semi-finalist for MN Teacher of the Year in 2008, and was inducted into the ALHS Wall of Inspiration in 2011. Diane and her choral singers travel every other year, regularly perform for parents, community members, and senior citizens, and have been honored to perform at choral festivals at Luther College, Mankato State University, MMEA Winter Conference, and the Choral Arts Finale. Diane has served ACDA in the past as SE MN representative and repertoire chair for show choirs, and has served MMEA as Choral VP.