Valerie Showers Cresenz
Valerie Showers Crescenz, a native of Bethlehem PA, began piano lessons at age 3 and has been making music ever since. She has a B.S. in Music Education and a M.M. in Piano Performance, both from West Chester State College, and a Master’s degree in composition from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has been an instructor at West Chester State, Penn State (Lima campus) and Delaware County Community College, having taught classes in music theory, music history, and piano. She is currently the general music teacher at West Bradford Elementary School, Downingtown, PA, where she also directs the chorus. She has also served as a choir director, an organist, and has also performed as a pianist/vocalist for a number of years.
Valerie’s work has won numerous awards, and she has been commissioned by schools, churches and community choral groups. Her works are published by a number of companies, including Hal Leonard and Shawnee Press. She is a member of ASCAP, and she has won a number of ASCAP awards. She is also a member of American Composers Forum, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. She lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, Joe.