Faculty and Staff

Diane M Falk-Romaine

Professor • Department of Music

Diane Falk Romaine holds three degrees in music and music education, including an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in German. She is active in the field of music education and served in office for both the New Jersey Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Educators. While at William Paterson University, she was the coordinator of the Music Education program, Chairperson of the Music Department, and the Coordinator of Classical Music Studies. In addition to her academic activities, Dr. Falk was a professional soprano, singing throughout the metropolitan New York area and the United States. She also is an active conductor of choral music and currently performs with Jersey Jubilation, a handbell ensemble comprised of professional musicians located in Bergen County, New Jersey

Professional Interests

Music Education

Other Interests




EdD Music, Columbia University, Teachers College New York, NY

BA Music, Montclair State University Upper Montclair, NJ

MA music, Columbia University, Teachers College New York, NY

BA German, Montclair State College Upper Montclair, NJ


Music Education

Licenses and Certifications

license to teaching music K-12 in NJ public schools 06/30/1975
State of NJ Teacher Certification, State of NJ/Dept of Education State

Representative Publications

Four Holiday Songs for Bells; Harold Flammer (Hal Leonard); 2005

; Spotlight on Transition to Teaching Music; Rowman & Littlefield; 2004

Awards and Honors

William Paterson University Faculty Service Award
William Paterson University

Performances and Exhibits

Jersey Jubilation
Jersey Jubilation
Ridgewood United Methodist Church

Midland Park Christian Reformed Church
Senior Choir

WPU Collage Concert 2015

combined ensembles WPU Music Department
Shea Auditorium

WPU Collage Concert 2017
combined ensembles WPU Music Department
Shea Auditorium

Notable Courses Taught

Conducting, Teaching Strategies: Choral Music, Teaching Strategies: General Music, Foundations of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Graduate Seminar, Chamber Singers, Voice Class, Ear Training, Music Fundamentals, BA Capstone

170 Shea Center

varies depending on semester