MIKE TAYLOR

Adjunct Faculty
TUBA

Michael Taylor serves on the faculties of North Greenville University, Anderson University, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities where he teaches tuba, euphonium, chamber ensembles, brass techniques, and brass methods. Past teaching appointments include Furman University, Brevard College, the Presbyterian Association of Music and Musicians, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the Central Indiana and North Carolina Unifour area public schools. Multiple students have found success in district and all-state bands, MTNA state and regional solo competitions, the Je Jeu International Solo Brass competition, the prestigious Leonard Falcone competition, and placement in Carolina Crown, Spirit of Atlanta, and the Madison Scouts Drum Corps.

 

Mr. Taylor has served as principal tuba with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra since 2002 and is currently principal tuba with the Poinsett Wind Symphony and principal E-flat Tuba with the Foothills Brass Band. In addition to his duties with the HSO, he has performed with several symphony orchestras throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Mr. Taylor has also performed and toured with Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, the Harvey Phillips Tuba Company, and the Tuba Santas. Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Music degree from Western Carolina University and his Master of Music in Performance degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University-Bloomington where he was awarded the William Bell Memorial Scholarship for Tuba. His principal instructors are Dr. Harvey G. Phillips, Daniel Perantoni, Dr. Kenneth Kroesche, and D. Wynn Justice.

 

Michael Taylor currently resides in Morganton, NC with his wife, Kimberly and their daughter, Savannah Lee.