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Darryl Taylor

Male | Performers

Founder, African American Art Song Alliance

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Countertenor Darryl Taylor has sung in concert halls across the United States and Europe, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Merkin Concert Hall, Royce Hall, and Barcelona's Palau de la Mùsica. His numerous tours of Spain have garnered him particular praise. His recordings, Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams (Albany Records), and Dreamer: A Portrait of Langston Hughes (Naxos Records, American Classics Series) have received lavish acclaim. 2006 saw the release of two CDs, Poetry Preludes: Music of Richard Thompson and Fields of Wonder: Songs of Robert Owens, both on Videmus/Albany Records. It was also a year of transition for Taylor from tenor to countertenor. Founder of the African American Art Song Alliance  and in demand as a lecturer and clinician, Darryl Taylor has enlightened students and faculty of Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Michigan, among many others. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Darryl Taylor holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan. He is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society. Dr. Taylor serves as Director of Voice Studies on the music faculty of the University of California, Irvine.


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