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I started my career as a middle and high school teacher, conducting young musicians in their first orchestras. I can’t wait to share with you my experiences as a music educator.

Skip Taylor

Associate Professor, Music Education

For five years, I conducted two young symphonies in North Carolina, including being the founding conductor and director of the Greensboro Symphony Junior Strings. At UGA, I have the privilege of teaching secondary instrumental music courses and supervising student teachers. There’s nothing more exciting than watching a new teacher stepping in front of a classroom for the first time.

I continue to write about music education, publishing articles in The Journal of String Research, Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra, The Instrumentalist and Georgia Music News. I also compose and arrange for orchestras and percussion ensembles, pieces that are distributed by C. Alan Publications.

My passion for students can also be seen in my involvement with the UGA Summer Music Camps, a five-day intensive experience that can push student musicians to the next level. I am also an adjudicator and clinician for schools, and I’ve been invited to conduct orchestras across the southeast.

Learn more about Clinton (Skip) Taylor.