Diane Gray-Chamberlain, Voice
Whitman College Hall of Muisc
Music Building Room 215
PH: (509) 527-4953
Diane received a BM in Voice Performance at Wichita State University in 1988, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Walla Walla University in 2010. Diane has spent much of her time singing professionally with opera companies and touring annually as a soprano soloist for various symphonies and opera companies across the United States and in Japan. The enrichment she received through hard work, performance, travel and meeting diverse peoples in this country and abroad has had a lasting effect.
Some favorite operatic/musical theater roles performed include Papagena, First Lady, in The Magic Flute, Frasquita, in Carmen, Sr. Constance, Blanche, in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Mabel, in Pirates of Penzance, Aldonza, Antonia, in Man of La Mancha, Despina, in Cosi Fan Tutte, The Mother, in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Geraldine, in A Hand of Bridge, Lola, in Gallentry, Eliza, in My Fair Lady, and Laurie, in Oklahoma. Opera Companies Diane has performed with include Opera Memphis, Southern Opera Touring Co., Indianapolis Opera Co., Nashville Opera Co., and in the Northwest as soprano soloist with the Walla Walla Symphony, Whitman College Master Singers, Washington East Opera, Mid Columbia Symphony,Consort Columbia, Walla Walla Chorale Society, Little Theater of Walla Walla, and Walla Walla Ampitheater Summer Musicals. Oratorio includes soprano soloist in such works as The Messiah, Elijah, and St. Matthew's Passion. A highlight of her performing career was the invitation to represent Walla Walla by singing a special Sister City 30th Anniversary Concert in Sasayama, Japan in 2002.
During the past twelve years Diane has enjoyed teaching students of various ages, and besides an impressive performance career, Diane is the Middle School Choir Director for the Walla Walla Public Schools at Pioneer Middle School. Since moving to Walla Walla, Diane has established a private voice studio and enjoys using her education to instill in others the love and appreciation for music that she received in her formative years. She was drawn to Walla Walla for many reasons, including the genuineness of the people, and the opportunities in this community to embark on a career in teaching.