Edward J.F. Taylor

Graduate School of New Brunswick, Rutgers University
Ph.D. - Music Theory and Composition

Graduate School of New Brunswick, Rutgers University
M.A. - Music Theory and Composition

Mason Gross School of the Arts
B.M. - Jazz Studies
Graduated with academic honors

Principal Teachers:
Charles Wuorinen - composition and theory
Gerald Chenoweth - composition and theory
Nancy Rao - theory and analysis
Kenny Barron - jazz composition
William Fielder - jazz theory
Keith Copeland - jazz drums

Teaching Experience:
William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ)
September 2004 - present
Courses taught: Theory I and II, Ear Training I and II

Westminster Conservatory (Princeton, NJ)
September 1999 - present
Courses taught: Modal Counterpoint, Tonal Harmony, Tonal Analysis, Survey of Classical History, Sight-singing, Private Composition Lessons

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
September 1995 - May 2000
Courses taught: Tonal Harmony, Modal Counterpoint, Fundamentals of Musicianship I and II, Rudiments of Music, Introduction to Music Theory, Introduction to Music Analysis

Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
September 2003 - December 2003
Courses taught: Music Theory, Music and Society

Union County College (Cranford, NJ)
March 2000 - present
Courses taught: Music Appreciation, Music Theory

Bergenfield Summer Music Workshop (Bergenfield, NJ)
Summer, 2001 - present
Percussion instruction

Honors and Achievements:
Western Illinois University New Music Festival
Participating Composer, March 2003

Zoom: Composers Close Up Concert Series
Featured Composer, May 1999

June in Buffalo Young Composers Workshop (S.U.N.Y.)
Participating Composer, June 1997

Graduate School of New Brunswick
Fellowship Recipient, 1994-5, 1995-6, and 2000.

Montclair State University Eastern European Concert Tour (Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary)
Touring Percussionist

Named "Ambassador of Goodwill" by New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, May 1994

Lectures and Presentations:
New Music Insights: A Coversation with Composers and Performer
Rider University, November 2003

Composer's Roundtable Discussion
Western Illinois University, March 2003

The Art of Improvisation
Westminster Conservatory, April 2002

"Contemporary Text-setting and Elliott Carter's A Mirror on Which to Dwell"
Bucknell University, February 2002

Composer's Roundtable Discussion
Merkin Concert Hall, May 1999

What it's Like to be a T.A. in the Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers University, August 1998

Teaching Assistant Liaison Committee
September 1997 - May 1999

Graduate Music Lecture Series Committee
September 1997 - May 1999

Co-Founder and Artistic Director, The Society for Chromatic Art
Founder and Drummer, Groove Apparatus Jazz Ensemble

Commissioned Works:
Voices in the Night
Commissioned by Ashlee Mack and John McMurtery, 2005

Commissioned by John McMurtery, 2003

Partitions for Saxophone
Commissioned by Scott Robert Avidon, 2002

Commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, 1999

Three Pieces for Clarinet
Commissioned by The Society for Chromatic Art, 1998

Liturgical Setting
Commissioned by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1995

The Dream/The Nightmare
Commissioned by Inter-Campus Ministries, Rutgers University, 1992

Performances of Works (selected):
The New York New Music Ensemble and Harvey Sollberger
The N.Y.U. New Music Ensemble
The Society for Chromatic Art
Helix! New Music Ensemble
Fred Sherry
Ashlee Mack
Lynne Raley
Anna Lim
John Vana
Grace Lin
Christopher Sumner
John McMurtery
Scott Robert Avidon
Paul Hoffmann

Recordings (jazz drums):
Brazilian Sunflower, The Jim Josselyn Group, 2000
The Enlightened Ones, Groove Apparatus, 2001
Live at Kavehaz, Groove Apparatus, 2002
Epstein Does Carlebach, Maury Epstein and Endless Light, 2003
Diatribe, Diatribe, 2003
Illyria, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, cast recording, 2005

Copyright 2003 Edward Taylor. All rights reserved.