Phil Taylor (b.1989) explores ideas about gesture, transformation, and dialogue through his music. A native of Salem, Oregon and a current resident of Boulder, Colorado, his interest in observing phenomena from nature, linguistics, literature, visual art and memory often informs and inspires his work. He has collaborated with numerous ensembles and musical organizations across the US, including Ensemble Échappé, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Minnesota Orchestra, Playground Ensemble, Latitude 49, Alia Musica Pittsburgh, eighth blackbird, Spektral Quartet, Imani Winds, and Pacifica Quartet.
Phil has been recognized with multiple awards from BMI, as well as fellowships from the Aspen Music Festival, Wellesley Composers Conference, and Copland House CULTIVATE. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Chicago, where his teachers included Augusta Read Thomas and Shulamit Ran.
Curriculum Vitae (updated March 2017)