David Diggs joined the Lehigh University faculty in 1998, following a distinguished
career as a freelance oboist and woodwind specialist in New York City. As Director of Bands,
he oversees the three bands at Lehigh, and serves as the director of The Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band. In addition to his conducting, Mr. Diggs teaches harmony classes and oboe, and also performs with the East Winds Quintet. Mr. Diggs has been internationally recognized for his research of the band music of the American Civil War era and the music to the English Foot Guards band of the late eighteenth century. He is credited with numerous premiere performances and recordings, and is included in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He was recently presented to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and elected to honorary membership in the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain.