Diamond Talley | School Of Music | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Diamond Talley

Marching Saluki

Diamond Talley - Photo By Brian Munoz

Metropolis, Illinois


BM - Music Education, Percussion

Music and Education!

Diamond is currently a student of Dr. Christopher Butler. He is a member of the Marching Salukis, SIU Wind Ensemble, and SIU Percussion Ensemble.

 My dream job is to be able help others harness their musical talents. Hopefully one day I will be able to make a career out of doing something I love and helping others.

The School of Music was a huge factor in my final decision [to attend SIU], and also that fact that it was close to home. Music has been a big variable in my life, and the kind staff at SIU's School of Music had a major influence on my decision to major in music education.  I would have to say that my favorite aspect of SIU would be the campus livelihood.

 “Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best"-H. Jackson Brown Jr.