Valerie Taylor - Director
|Valerie Taylor has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her musical career started at school where she studied flute and piano to Grade 8. After completing her degree, her singing career continued in the
Royal Choral Society where she
had the opportunity to sing in all the top London venues.
While looking for something different to do, Valerie stumbled upon barbershop and before long she was hooked by the combination of vocal artistry and performance. As Assistant Director of
a highly successful chorus she competed in barbershop competitions both nationally and internationally. Valerie also spent 5 years on the management team that runs the Quartet of Nations (Sweet Adelines International Region 31) in the UK and the Netherlands, and as part of that she organised musical education events in the UK.
|More recently, Valerie became the first person
outside the US and Canada to qualify as a
Certified Sweet Adelines International
Sound Judge. Valerie is thrilled to have made it
into this elite group of women who judge barbershop
competitions all over the world. As part of her
music education, Valerie regularly travels to the US
to work with the top international barbershop
In 2014 as the baritone of Domino Quartet, Valerie
won the UK Quartet gold medal and went on to
represent the UK in the Sweet Adelines International
competition in Baltimore, USA where the Quartet won
the International Novice Award (along with a beautiful trophy!)
With her skills much in demand, Valerie coaches choruses
and quartets all over the UK and has been described as "an inspiration". She is thrilled to be directing Vocal Dimension and is having an absolute ball!