Diana Woolner loves to involve herself in any project that calls for high-quality and thoughtful performance and/or leadership—as composer, director, conductor, consultant, arranger—the list continues to grow. Her range as a composer varies from writing for vocal ensembles, to electronic soundscapes, film scores, choreographed dances, podcasts, and more. Her music often has a magical quality, playing with connotation and expectation, and her vocal works are known to utilize unconventional texts. Diana embraces all forms of style, genre, instrumentation, and medium, and loves to collaborate across art forms. In 2014 Diana won the Morton Feldman Composition Award for special excellence in composition upon receiving her Masters degree from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, where she studied under the direction of composers Doug Geers, Wang Jie, and Tania León. Diana holds a B.A. from Vassar College, where she studied music composition under Suzanne Sorkin, Harold Meltzer, and Richard Wilson.
Diana also has an active performing schedule, performing in a myriad of vocal ensembles all over Los Angeles county, and her roles include: Staff Alto in the PACIFIC CHORALE in Orange County; Alto II Section Leader at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in the Pacific Palisades; Alto Ringer for the LARK MASTERSINGERS in Glendale; Composer/Conductor in C3LA, a Choral Composer’s Collective run by its members and dedicated to new music of the last 25 years; Alto Section Leader and Assistant Conductor for the SAN GABRIEL VALLEY CHORAL COMPANY; and Alto in ARETÉ Vocal Ensemble, a professional ensemble of vocal artists based in Thousand Oaks, CA. Seasonally, she sings with the Santa Monica Synagogue during High Holy Days, and carols with The Other Reindeer during the Christmas Season. Diana feels very privileged to have already performed in many distinguished spaces in LA, including: Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena – Wild Beast Music Pavilion, Cal Arts – Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, DTLA – Vibiana, DTLA – Oxnard Performing Arts Center – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza – Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA – St Mark's Episcopal Church, Glendale – Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Hollywood – St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Pacific Palisades – DNJ Gallery of Bergamot Station, Santa Monica – Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church – Small Green Door, East LA.