Biography: Reid Taylor

Reid TaylorReid Taylor (tenor) has recently completed his studies with Clifford Billions at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In previous seasons he sang the role of the 1st Commissioner in Dialogues of the Carmelites, the Sailor in Dido and Aeneas and the Armored Man/Priest in Die Zauberflöte. With the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, he soloed in Kodaly’s Missa Brevis.  Mr. Taylor has attended Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Program, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and AIMS in Graz. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Taylor tenured as a staff accompanist at the Tyrolean Opera Program in the summer of 2014. As Lecturer in Residence of the Great Lakes Light Opera, Mr. Taylor has given lecture performances of such topics as Shakespeare and Opera, Opera and Popular Culture, and the Songs of Schubert throughout the Cleveland area. Mr. Taylor’s conducting credits include working with such mentors as George Mester, Maurice Peress and Victoria Bond. He was also Assistant to the Conductor for Pittsburgh Opera’s 2009/2010 season. At the Conductor’s Institute of South Carolina, Mr. Taylor was instructed by the composer Roberto Sierra in the conducting of his works. An avid linguist as well as a musician, Mr. Taylor has completed a degree in German Literature with French and Italian minors from Case Western Reserve University.