Mark Taylor

Mark A. Taylor is the Music Director of the national champion Milwaukee Festival Brass.  Mr. Taylor made his Wisconsin debut with the band in 2011 as a guest conductor, and this year celebrates his fifth full season as the ensemble’s artistic leader.  A conductor, educator, and performer in demand throughout the Great Lakes region, Mr. Taylor served five years as director of bands and coordinator of ensembles at Loyola University, and was a member of the music education faculty for the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.


Mr. Taylor has received degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University; in December he will graduate with his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree from the University of North Texas.  His principal conducting teachers have included John P. Paynter, Stephen G. Peterson, Dennis Fisher, and Eugene Migliaro Corporon.  Mr. Taylor also performs as section percussionist with the Chicago Brass Band.  He is a member of the National Band Association, College Music Society, College Band Directors National Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.  He and his wife and son reside in Lake Forest, IL.