Sean Taylor, a native of Brookville, Pennsylvania, is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he conducts the Master Chorale and teaches applied voice, conducting, and choral literature. An active professional chamber musician, he currently sings with the Taylor Festival Choir, the Dallas Choral Festival, and Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble. Sean holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. His primary area of research is Latin diction; he is a diction specialist with SingersBabel (www.singersbabel.com), for which he authors phonetic guides and recordings of Latin texts. When not singing, conducting, or teaching, Sean maintains his sanity by playing Mario Kart and watching professional wrestling.