Diane Maltester is the clarinet instructor for St. Mary’s College, California State University East Bay and has been on the music faculty at Los Medanos College since 1980. She is a member of the Oakland-East Bay Symphony and principal clarinetist in the Vallejo Symphony, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, and Walnut Creek Festival Opera. She performs numerous solo and chamber recitals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maltester often collaborates with LaDene Otsuki and Nancy Bachmann on chamber music and is the founding member of the Muir Trio for voice, clarinet and harp. She is presently the co-conductor of the Diablo Wind Symphony, a Bay Area honor band. She enjoys teaching privately and is a former Northern Woodwind Chairperson for the Music Teachers’ Association of California. She received her Master’s degree in music performance from California State University at Hayward.