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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Matthew Taylor

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Name: Matthew Taylor
Website: http://www.matthew-taylor.co
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 1:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Corbett
Presentation Title: "Love Letter to Chaos" with Matthew Taylor & Da Capo
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Matthew Taylor is an American saxophonist, conductor, and teacher who  uses music as a tool to make sense of the world and connect with others. His provocative concerts often include collaborations with other musicians, artists, and dancers, drawing upon the arts to tell a story. He actively promotes music written by living composers and is responsible for many commissions and over 50 world premieres in the United States and Europe within the past 10 years. 

As the music program coordinator and asst. professor of saxophone at Morehead State University, he teaches courses in saxophone, chamber music, and pedagogy. Prior to his appointment at MSU, Matthew worked with at-risk kids in downtown Miami. His doctorate is from the Frost School of Music; he also completed studies in education, performance and chamber music at the University of Maryland, the University of Central Arkansas and the Conservatoire de Bordeaux.

For more, please visit www.mathew-taylor.co. 

Ensemble Bio:

Da Capo, or "From the Head," is an ad hoc ensemble of artist-faculty from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. In addition to saxophonist Matthew Taylor, this season, the group consists of award-winning percussionist Matthew Geiger (DMA, University of Kentucky; MM, University of Michigan; BM, University of Kentucky); flutist Ellen Johnson Mosley (DMA, Florida State University; MM, University of Texas at Austin; BM, Wichita State University); and pianist William A. Murphy (MM, Marshall University; BM, Morehead State).

For more information about studying music at Morehead State, visit us online at www.moreheadstate.edu/mtd. 

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Matthew Geiger Percussion Dedicated to a versatile musical approach, percussionist Dr. Matthew Geiger hopes to continue to cha . . .
Ellen Johnson Mosley Flute Dr. Ellen Johnson Mosley is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Music/Flute at Morehead State Univer . . .
William A. Murphy Piano & electronics William A. Murphy, is a graduate of Marshall University with a Master of Arts in Performance (Piano) . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Artificiel Thierry Alla 5
descanso (after omega) David T. Little 12