The rich artistic environment of Northern and Southern California have served as the training grounds for this native vocalist and performer, who has been exploring and developing her vocal and theatrical skills since the late 70s. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Norma has continued her ongoing vocal training, music theory and music history studies, becoming adept at musical styles ranging from popular song to musical theater and standards.
Norma Diana has contributed her vocal talents to groups including The Brazil Dance Review, Soloist w/ The Glide Ensemble, Soloist w/ the Westwind Voices, the Woodminster Musical Theater Chorus Summer Series and several local talent showcases, performing in venues ranging from the Palace of Fine Arts (The SF Ethnic Dance Festival), the Herbst Theater (Glide Ensemble/United Nations 50th Anniversary), Candlestick Park (Glide Ensemble/SF Giants opening Game Day) and the Fairmont Hotel (Glide Ensemble Singing for Pres. Clinton/VP Gore Fund Raiser) to local bars and cafes. She is equally at ease in large groups, combos, duos or as a soloist.
Norma makes a small yet enjoyable vocal contribution in the wonderfully Latin Spiced original soundtrack score of the film ”The Whole Ten Yards”, written by composer/conductor John Debney (Academy Award Composer Nominee). She is featured in the song “Frida Kahlo aka Mamacita,” by the San Francisco based Latin Soul Syndicate. Norma was also co-lyricist for that the song, which was prominently used in the film.
Read more about her musical services offered and listen to various tracks through this site or watch on YouTube– Enjoy!
Norma Diana is also a member in good standing of these organizations:
- Commonwealth Club of California
- National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
- Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
- West Coast Songwriters Association
- American Academy of Dramatic Arts – Alumni (1982-84)
- San Francisco Zen Center
- St. Agnes Catholic Church – Haight/Ashbury Dist.
- UCSF Medical Center/Spiritual Care Services – Volunteer (2011-15)