Coastal Sound Music Academy Artistic Team
Coastal Sound is proud to have an artistic team which includes professional singers, award winning music educators and choral conductors, composer/ arrangers, acclaimed musicians in a variety of styles. At the forefront of our teaching, is a nurturing care for the singers in our vocal ensembles, and a desire to help each singer realize their potential through music. Meet the team in each of our choirs below!
Diana Clark, Artistic Director
Coastal Sound’s founding Artistic Director, Donna Otto, invited Diana to lead this organization in 2009. Diana has an eclectic background that includes a Master’s Degree in Music Performance and top program honours in a Master of Music Education from Northwestern University, Illinois. Diana is recognized for her creative work with young artists and has served as a clinician across Canada. She has adjudicated, led honour ensembles, provided music workshops and reading clinics throughout Metro Vancouver and Canada.
Diana has been a music educator in schools for 25 years and offers a treasure-trove of ideas in her workshop sessions that connect repertoire to curriculum and performance. Such diverse training and interests have contributed to Diana’s approach to music education: to nurture budding musicians so that they grow to be thoughtful, creative artists and engaged, caring and contributing citizens.
In 2015, Diana was the recipient of the national Experiences Canada Ambassador Award for exceptional leadership and dedication to youth through Experiences Canada’s Youth Exchanges programs.
She is proud to serve the Canadian choral community on the Board of Choral Canada, where she coordinated the first-ever national choral census. Results have just been released!
My goal is to create opportunities for people to discover the transformative power of music, so that they will love and value this art form, and pass it on to their children. If more people made music together, the world would be a better place!