Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, THERESA DIMOND moved to Los Angeles to study percussion at the University of Southern California where she completed her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
She is the principal timpanist for the Pasadena Pops and California Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; and many touring companies, including the American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet and Kirov Ballet.
Her recording credits include Edward Scissorhands, Rocky V, The Simpsons, Pochahontas, the 38th Annual Grammy Awards and recordings with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dimond also performs on the cymbalom, a type of Hungarian Folk instrument. Recent engagements on cymbalom have included working with Pierre Boulez and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lalo Schifrin and the Glendale Symphony.
She is a founding member of the Color Sound Percussion Trio, which performs in the LA School District under the auspices of the Music Center on Tour and Performing Tree. She is the owner and editor of TouchDown Productions, a publishing enterprise that specializes in editing symphonic, ballet and opera editions for discerning percussionists. Dimond is currently on the faculties of USC, Cerritos College, Pomona College, UC Irvine, UCLA and Whittier College