Phone: 210-356-5045


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance Master of Arts in Teaching - Music

Mrs. Diana Popovici

I am very excited to begin my second year at Lopez Middle School as the Assistant Orchestra Director! Mrs. Sorgi and I have created a short Welcome Video for you to view to get to know us and our plans for this year. 

Welcome Video

After growing up in San Antonio, TX, I moved to Ohio to attended Kent State University and received my Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance in 2013, studying cello with Keith Robinson of the Miami String Quartet. In May 2019 I earned my MAT in Music, also from Kent State University, before making the move back to San Antonio.

While I spend most of my time playing, listening to, thinking about, studying, and teaching music, I also like to step back and enjoy other activities. Some of these include reading, hiking, watching sci-fi shows and movies, and seeking out adorable animal videos on the Internet. Some personal news! Though the pandemic necessitated the postponement of the wedding I originally planned, I married my husband Alex Popovici this summer in a mini-wedding with his grandmother as our only witness. We are so excited to be starting this chapter here in wonderful San Antonio, as a part of the Lopez community! 

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Class Schedule


    A DAY

    Period 1 - 6th Grade Sinfonia
    Period 3 - 6th Grade Sinfonia 
    Period 5 - Conference Period 
    Period 7 - Honors Orchestra

    B DAY

    Period 2 - Beginning Orchestra 
    Period 4 - Philharmonic Orchestra
    Period 6 - Sinfonietta Orchestra 
    Period 8 - 5th Grade Strings