Valerie Showers Crescenz 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, as well as a Master’s degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in Music Theory and Composition. 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 several awards, and she has had commissions for works from a number of schools, churches and choral groups. Her works are published by Hinshaw Music, Oxford University Press, BriLee Music, Alliance Music, Abingdon Press, Hal Leonard and Shawnee Press. She is a member of ASCAP, American Composers Forum, Music Educators National Conference, Composers Guild, American Choral Directors Association, International Alliance for Women in Music, and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.