Location: Indiana, USA
Dana W. Taylor has served as director of Vocal Music at Mt. Vernon Senior High School for twenty six years. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting, each from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). Mr. Taylor is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, PLASA and the Educational Theatre Association. Mr. Taylor contributes articles to Projection Lights and Staging News, Dramatics and Teaching Theatre Magazines and was named Technical Editor of Dramatics magazine in 2006. Additionally, he serves as Individual Member Representative for PLASA NA, an entertainment technology trade organization. In 2006 Mr. Taylor was named Technical Theatre Educator of the Year by Stage Directions Magazine and in 2009 received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers.
In 2011, Mr. Taylor was named "Artist of the Year" by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and received the Founder's Award from the Educational Theatre Association for significant contributions to Theatre Education in the United States.
In February 2014, his women's ensemble, Angelus presented a mainstage concert at the ACDA Central Division Conference. In March of 2014, Mr. Taylor received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Education from The United States Institute for Theatre Technology.