This is Ms. Taylor's first year at DMMS. Before her time here, she has had the opportunity to accompany, direct, and perform in various choirs.
From 2010-2015, Ms. Taylor was a Music Director for North of the River Jr. Theatre in Bakersfield, CA. In 2015, she moved to Orange County to study conducting and music education at Cal State University Fullerton with two of the country's top choral experts, Dr. Christopher Peterson and Dr. Rob Istad. While there (2015-2018), she became an expert at vocal anatomy, technique, and performance practice and took interest in changing adolescent voices; she also regularly attended and participated in Conducting master classes. During her studies, she taught private voice and piano to all ages (from 3 years old to seniors!), where she applied much of her research on vocal pedagogy.
Ms. Taylor completed her credential at CSU Fullerton and Corona del Mar High/Middle School. While there, she taught Beginning Men's Choir (7th-8th grade), Beginning Women's Choir (7th-8th grade), Beginning Mixed Choir (7th-10th grade), Advanced Women's Choir (9th-12th grade), and Advanced Men's Choir (8th-10th grade).
Before relocating to Riverside County, she was assistant conductor and Soprano Section Leader at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Irvine, CA. She is still a substitute conductor for several churches in Orange County. Ms. Taylor is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), American Choral Director's Association (ACDA), and the California Choral Director's Association (CCDA). As a performer, Ms. Taylor is a featured soloist for two albums: How to Go On (Choral Arts Initiative) and Quest for Proctor John (ScienceNV, a progressive rock band).