Michael Taylor is an instructor with an extensive performance
background. He is currently the principal tuba with the Hendersonville
Symphony Orchestra (N.C.) and performs with Furman's Faculty Brass
Quintet. He also performs with the Western Piedmont, Brevard and
Asheville Symphony orchestras as a substitute.
Prior to obtaining those roles, Taylor performed with the Owensboro
(Ky.), Richmond (Ind.), Bloomington Camerata (Ind.), and Columbus (Ind.)
orchestras. He also played with Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver
Cornet Band, Harvey Phillips Tuba Company, Harvey Phillips Tuba Santas,
the Unifour Brass Ensemble, and the Smoky Mountain Brass Band. He has
toured across the United States and performed on NPR as well as local
radio and television broadcasts.
Along with his role at Furman, Taylor serves on the faculty at
Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he teaches low brass and coaches the