Sharon is an internationally renowned vocalist, teacher and composer.
She works regularly for the British Council, delivering their World Voice programme in locations as diverse as Columbia, Sierra Leone and Morocco.
She delivers sessions regularly for 'Music in Hospitals'.
She has been choral director for the North East Gospel Choir, Urban Voices and Custom Voices for over 15 years.
She was previously Vocal Programme Leader at Sage Gateshead.
This involved training and supporting teachers and other musicians who participated in singing with school children and collecting and commissioning various kinds of resources.
Sharon also works as a freelancer, singing, directing community choirs and running training days for singing groups and teachers.
Previous Sage Gateshead projects include: Youth Chorus Leader for commissioned contemporary opera: Skellig, managing the Community Music Apprenticeship, leading the Vocal Curriculum at Sage Gateshead’s weekend school, Vocal Animateur for the Paul Hamlyn ‘Unlocking the Future’ project across secondary education in Tees Valley inspiring KS3 teachers to enliven singing in the classroom and Musical Director for A Winter’s Tale, a piece of musical theatre by Howard Goodall and Nick Stimson, commissioned by Sage Gateshead.
Sharon also performs as part of Mouthful, a four piece vocal ensemble who push the boundaries of vocal possibility and successfully devise and compose new vocal material.
She writes and arranges songs for choirs, and her song ‘Chinese Proverb’ was recorded by Sweet Honey in the Rock for their children’s album ‘Experience….101’.
Sharon currently works for Sing Up as Partnership Manager, as well as continuing to run choirs across the North East.
She has been awarded an OBE in the 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee Honours list for 'Services to Music and to the community in Newcastle Upon Tyne.'