Dr. Edward Taylor
Senior Lecturer in Music Theory
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).
Dr. Taylor is the co-director of The Society for Chromatic Art, a New York-based new music ensemble. He has received performances and commissions from such groups and artists as The N.Y.U. New Music Ensemble, Helix!, The New York New Music Ensemble and Harvey Sollberger, Fred Sherry, Ashlee Mack, and John McMurtery, among others. His works have been performed throughout the United States and Europe including premieres at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, The Juilliard School, and The American Academy in Rome. In addition, he has given lectures and presentations at institutions such as Columbia, Bucknell, Western Illinois, and Rider Universities.
An active jazz drummer and composer, Dr. Taylor performs with many well-known jazz artists in the New York area, and appears on several recordings including those of Groove Apparatus, a group that he co-founded in 1997 with Scott Robert Avidon and Steve Swanson. Dr. Taylor can be seen and heard performing with Groove Apparatus in the independent film Meemo.
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