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Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

Anthony Taylor

ANTHONY TAYLOR is principal clarinet of the Winston-Salem Symphony, is a regular substitute for the North Carolina Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony, and has formerly held orchestral positions with the Spokane Symphony and the Boise Philharmonic. He is associate professor of clarinet at UNC-Greensboro. As a soloist, recent concerto appearances include Donald Crockett’s Dance Concerto for clarinet and bass clarinet, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto (on basset clarinet), Adams’ Gnarly Buttons, the Martin Concerto for Seven Winds, and McAllister Black Dog, in concerts at the Hot Springs Music Festival (Arkansas), the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest (Austin, Texas), and at various venues in North Carolina. His most recent recording is with New Music Raleigh, the first recording of Brett William Dietz’s chamber opera Headcase, recently released on Centaur Records. Taylor holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, and Washington State University, and he has studied with Steve Cohen, Ron Aufmann, Richard Hawkins, Frank Kowalsky and James Schoepflin. Taylor is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. This is his eighth season on EMF’s faculty.