Pennsylvania native Sean Taylor is Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he conducts the Master Chorale and Chamber Singers and teaches applied voice, conducting, and choral literature. He is conductor of the Valley Symphony Orchestra Chorale, Director of Traditional Music at First United Methodist Church in Harlingen Texas, and serves on the summer faculty of Berkshire Choral International, teaching classes, giving recitals, and leading sectionals in festivals across the country. A specialist in professional ensemble singing, Sean sings with Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, Conspirare, the Dallas Choral Festival, Charleston’s Taylor Festival Choir, The Oregon Bach Festival, and the Choir of Cincinnati’s St. Rose Church. Sean earned a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as assistant conductor to Grammy-winning conductor Robert Page. Sean balances his scholarly and artistic work with video games, Batman movies, and preparing for Shark Week with his wife Diane and daughter Cecilia.