Diana Donoho is new to composing, but not new to handbells. She has three decades of experience under her belt (or gloves) ringing in handbell choirs, duets, and trios, as well as conducting. Her handbell ensembles have performed in various locations in southeast New Mexico and west Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She is retired from twenty-five years in public schools as school secretary and elementary music teacher.
She and her husband live in southeastern New Mexico. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.