Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor
Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands
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Brian Taylor joins the faculty of UNC Charlotte as Director of Athletic Bands this fall after earning his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Sedatole. At MSU he was active with Spartan Marching Band, Spartan Brass, concert ensembles, conducting classes, and the marching band methods class. Additionally, he served as a Leadership Development Fellow in the College of Graduate Studies in 2021-2022. In 2020, Dr. Taylor presented with Dr. Rebekah Daniel at Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) on rehearsal strategies that develop independent and collaborative individual musicians. Immediately before his DMA studies, he completed a Master of Music in conducting at MSU.
Before beginning his graduate studies, Dr. Taylor taught high school and middle school band in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for four years. He earned his BM and BA from the University of Texas where he studied under Jerry Junkin, Bob Duke, and Ray Sasaki. His professional memberships include College Band Directors National Association and TMEA.