Location: Indiana, USA
Dana W. Taylor has served as director of Vocal Music at Mt. Vernon Senior High School for twenty four 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, The Entertainment Services and Technology Association 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 co-chair of the Media Development Committee for The ESTA Foundation. 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 recieved the Founder's Award from the Educational Theatre Association for significant contributions to Theatre Education in the United States.
In 2012, Mr. Taylor was named to the Board of Directors for The ESTA Foundation. The foundation is a philanthropic and educational entity within the entertainment technology industry.