Debra Golata received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in choral conducting from San Jose State University.
Her vocal performance experience includes solo recitals, opera, musicals, and professional choral singing. She sang with the acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chorale for 15 years, and she has concertized throughout the United States and Mexico with classical guitarist Jon Harris.
She recorded songs about Bay Area women artists featured in the book Aging Artfully. She is organist and music director at Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley and teaches private voice and piano lessons, as well as general music classes for schools in the Bay Area.
Deb is the director of the Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus, formed under the auspices of BCCO.