Edward Taylor, born and raised just outside of New York City, received a
bachelor of music degree in jazz studies from the Mason Gross School of the
Arts and a masters degree in music theory and composition from Rutgers
University. Currently a doctoral candidate at Rutgers, Taylor studies
composition with Charles Wuorinen.
Taylor's works have been performed by
Fred Sherry, the New York New Music Ensemble and Harvey Sollberger, the
N.Y.U. New Music Ensemble, Helix!, and the Society for Chromatic Art.
Additionally, he has been a featured composer on the Zoom: Composers Close
Up concert series. Taylor has taught at Rutgers University, Westminster
Conservatory, and Union County College, and was recently a guest composer
and lecturer at Bucknell University. He currently serves as artistic
director of the Society for Chromatic Art, a New York-based new music
ensemble. Also active as a performer, Taylor performs and records with
several jazz groups in the New York City area including Groove Apparatus, a
group he founded in 1997 with fellow Rutgers alumni Scott Robert Avidon and