Ms. Crooks serves in the capacity of Music Development Specialist at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and is responsible for the national programs and initiatives that unearth and preserve Jamaica’s cultural heritage in music.
She is a trained teacher with 24 years of experience at all levels. Twelve of these years were spent as Lecturer at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College. She has been with the JCDC for the last 6 years and has served as a team member assisting in the staging of the National Customer Service Service Song Competition since its inception .
Avory enjoys performing as she is the leader of the all-female ensemble “Quintet Boheim” and the only female trombonist in the “Jamaica Music Museum Big Band” and the “Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica”.