When not with the choir, Sharon is a freelance singer, composer, arranger and trainer. Sharon directs several community choirs and runs training days for singing groups and teachers.
Previous projects include: Youth Chorus Leader for commissioned contemporary opera: Skellig, managing the Sage Gateshead’s 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.
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 sings with the group Mouthful – a 4-piece a Cappella vocal group who make innovative, exciting and original music using only the human voice as an expertly-played and finely-tuned instrument.