Who We Are // Norm DeVol, Assistant Conductor


Norm DeVol is an accomplished soloist, a sought-after vocal instructor, and a long-standing singer with the San Francisco Opera Chorus. He has enjoyed working as Assistant Conductor for Masterworks Chorale for several years.

Norm received his B.A. in voice from San José State University where he studied with Jeanne Garson. He has performed with professional symphonies and opera companies throughout Northern California, including the West Bay Opera, Mission City Opera, Monterey Symphony, Sacramento Symphony, Camellia Symphony, Auburn Symphony, Apollo Opera, Opera La Piccola Scala, Pocket Opera and Berkeley Opera.

Reviewing a recent performance of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, the Santa Clara Weekly called him “the vocal standout of the evening…. His clear and flexible voice rang from beginning to end with strength, stability, and true artistry, as one hopes to hear in a heroic Tamino. One sensed the experience and knowledge behind every nuance, and true artistic respect for each famous note.” Norm’s interpretation of Rodolfo in the Piccola Scala production of La Bohème garnered him a nominatiaon for a Sacramento regional theater Elly Award.

Norm has been associated with Masterworks for more than 40 years and is enjoying his continued participation in the choir.