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Dr. Scott McAllister

SCOTT MCALLISTER has received numerous commissions, performances, and awards throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has also been featured at the Aspen, Chautauqua, and The Prague/American Institute Summer Festivals. McAllister has received awards, performances, and/or commissions from ASCAP, The American Composers Orchestra, The Rascher Quartet, I Musici de Montreal, Charles Neidich, The Verdehr Trio, Jacksonville Symphony, Da Camera, The Ladislav Kubik Competition, The United States New Music Ensemble, The President's Own Marine Band, The Florida Arts Council, and The Florida Bandmaster's Association ~ More...




Dr. Ben Johansen

Ben Johansen is a curious, interdisciplinary composer fascinated with exploring new ways of creating and organizing sound acoustically and electronically. He challenges himself to 1) constantly expand the limits of performers and observers and 2) design atmospheres that foster indeterminate improvisation within accessible boundaries. In his teaching, his goal is to make learning sessions never worth missing by cultivating exploration, prioritizing active learning, and inspiring interest and excellence. ~ More...




Dr. Edward Taylor

EDWARD TAYLOR joined the faculty of Baylor University in August 2006, having previously taught at William Paterson University and Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers University where he was a student of Charles Wuorinen. Additionally, he earned a B.M. in jazz studies from the Mason Gross School of the Arts where his principal teachers included Keith Copeland (jazz drums) and Kenny Barron (jazz composition). ~ More...