Diane has been conducting Choral Groups in the Bay Area since the year 2000, starting with the choir at the Center for Spiritual Living for two years. She has been the Director of OCCC since September 2006 and for the former San Jose Peace Chorale. Previous to beginning her career as a director, she sang in choirs all of her life. Diane looks forward to many more years of conducting and directing beautiful, inspiring music for the enjoyment of a multitude of people. She is the founder of the "For Love " concert which supports Next Door Solutions for Domestic Violence
Mary Mc Cloy
Crista has been doing piano accompanying for 20-plus years. She spent 10 years as the piano accompanist and vocal coach of Broadway musicals at South Mountain High School. She has also accompanied Corona del Sol High School, Mesa Community College, Ginni Alvey Music Studios, and the LDS Church. She holds degrees in Psychology and Desktop Publishing. She moved to San Jose from Tempe, Arizona in 2015 after being the Creative Director of Green Living magazine. She is enjoying playing piano and singing for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley and raising her son Kaiden.
Born and raised in Sacramento, CA At the age of 7, I was given a toy piano for Christmas. For my first birthday the following year, my grandfather gave me a Wurlitzer piano, which I still have, and began taking lessons. My musical lessons continued through high school and into adulthood. I attended college and eventually moved to San Jose, where I worked in the semiconductor field as Admin. Assistant to the CEO and five VPs for a number of years and then another 33 years in Moreland School District. I also own"Let's Talk Dolls", a doll and collectable shop run as a home-based business. I am currently employed by the Diocese of San Jose as a Liturgical Minister and play for and direct two church choirs. I was married to Ralph, now deceased, for 47 years and we had 6 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grand-daughter.