Solo Competition
Intl. Saxophone Symposium

You Tube
U. S. Navy Band Blog
Fanfare Newsletter

Matthew Taylor

Getting to the Shortlist: Demystifying the Higher Education Hiring Process

Geared toward current graduate students, recent graduates and those who advice these populations, this presentation will provide context and behind the scenes intel on what search committees look for among applicants for applied positions, and will discuss examples of common problems that arise along the way with suggestions on how to improve.


Matthew Taylor is the music program coordinator and assistant professor of saxophone at Morehead State University. As a performer, he places special focus on music from early 20th century France and works written by living composers from the past 20 years. He is responsible for many commissions and more than 50 world premieres in the United States and Europe within the past ten years alone. Prior to his appointment at MSU, Taylor created and implemented a music curriculum for at-risk kids in downtown Miami, Florida. His doctorate degree is from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He also completed studies in music education, performance and chamber music at the University of Maryland, the University of Central Arkansas and the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Bordeaux in southwestern France. His primary teachers include Dale Underwood, Gary Keller, Jackie Lamar and Marie-Bernadette Charrier.