Los Angeles, CA
GRAMMY® Winner Darlene is an accomplished American soprano, pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, arranger, composer, lyricist, record producer, author, actor, educational speaker, music industry consultant, international voice teacher, touring artist, and sonic therapist.
Darlene has a Grammy Award and three Grammy Nominations. Her Hot Shot debut #4 on Billboard's Classical Crossover Albums Chart (week of May 29, 2021) is "The Grand Piano Spa." Her album “Color Me Home” debuted #1 on the worldwide ZMR New Age/Ambient radio charts in May, 2017 and comes with a coloring book. It won 20 awards and 35 nominations including Best New Age Vocal Album from ZMR. .She is known globally as the featured soprano soloist in the PBS television special and DVD, “Yanni, Live at the Acropolis”. Darlene has an MVP award from the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The GRAMMYS®) for "Best Studio Singer" for singing on over a thousand recordings of movies, television shows, CDs, commercials, live shows and more. She has a Platinum album for her vocal work on Pink Floyd's "A Momentary Lapse of Reason." She is also known worldwide as the tambourine-waving choir nun in both "Sister Act" films with Whoopi Goldberg and off-camera as the production vocal coach, vocal contractor, and music director. Darlene has two Telley Awards for her song/video, "Love is an Action Word." Her albums have gone to #1 on the ZMR Radio Charts and have been voted by Broadcasters worldwide for Best Vocal Album 2007 Infinite Voice, Best Holiday Album 2007 Heavenly Peace, a nomination for Best Vocal Album 2011 Solitary Treasures, and a nomination for Best Piano Album with Instrumentation 2014 Tranquil Times, taking a win for Best New Age album from the Independent Music Awards.
The artist also has a robust teaching program and published Tune Your Voice, an at home guide or classroom supplement to help anyone, especially musical artists, to sing in tune and in harmony, prepare them to compose and sight-read music, learn any instrument faster and/or by ear, and become an all around better singer and musician.
She has also taken her music knowledge to become a certified sonic therapist. Sonic music therapy is an allied health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of a process in which a music therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients improve their physical and mental health.