About Anthony Taylor

Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Principal Clarinetist for the Winston-Salem Symphony, Second and E-flat Clarinetist for the Eastern Music Festival, certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. I endeavor to put people before institutions: in my teaching, I seek to foster community where individual identity and authenticity are valued above compliance to institutional habits and needs. In addition, my interest in helping students become the most fearless and authentic versions of themselves has led me (1) to increase my effort to care for my own worries in order to be able to teach students how to do their own self-care amidst our increasingly chaotic world, and (2) to a sustained effort to investigate my own privileged identities. To live within this commitments––to stop every now and then and take a mindful breath in a world that always seems to be rushing, to examine my own privilege while operating within communities where willingness to consider even the existence of privilege widely varies––makes for a life that is never dull, and one where home, family, work, spiritual, and political arenas constantly intertwine. (photo credit Brittany Faith Photography)


5 thoughts on “About Anthony Taylor

  1. carol steger says:

    WOW Anthony, this is terrific. Wish I knew how to do all of this. You are talented in soooo many ways. And I greatly appreciate your sharing your true self this way. I’ve missed seeing you. Hopefully we will end up at the same place – wherever that may be – in the near future.

  2. David McMahon says:

    I am a 67 year old bass player and have been transcribing for 50 years. Thank you very much for making available your transcription of Ken Poplowski’s solo on Menina Flor by Luiz Bonfa. Transcribing has been, for me, a great way to help me keep in close touch with the complex jazz dialect of the language of music. I am grateful that you have shared your time-consuming transcription to help improve literacy in this dialect.

  3. Ruslan Ivanov says:

    Mr. Taylor: You have a wonderful website. I especially enjoy your transcribed solos. Would you happen to have transcriptions for “Pagin’ the Devil” from the Kansas City Sessions? There does not appear to be hyperlink to the actual file, and I would love to see see those.
    Thank you much.

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