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Greenbelt News Review
July 22, 1999

Alumna comes back for Jazz Concert

   Maryland singer/songwriter Angela Taylor returned to perform at her alma mater, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, on May 26. She sang with the school's Alumni Jazz Band under the baton of Michael Kertcher.
   When Taylor attended Roosevelt High's Science and Technology Program, her initial intention was to get the area's best high school technology education and proceed to major in some hi-tech field in college. But while at Roosevelt, she was won over to pursue music by band leader Sally Wagner. Under Wagner's direction, ERHS developed one of the best music programs in the state, and many of the state's best musicians as well. Taylor says, "If I trace back how this all started, I can largely attribute my musical career choice to the influence of Sally Wagner. She had a huge impact on her students, instilling her drive for excellence in each of us. Under her guidance I grew into an accomplished musician, and was accepted into the prestigious Peabody Conservatory. I treasure the opportunity to return to perform on her stage once again.
   At Peabody, Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in music performance with a flute major and a vocal minor. She went on to earn another bachelor's degree
in recording arts and sciences, and a master's degree in electronic and computer music.
   Taylor's most recent honor was to be named a finalist in the 1999 Lilith Fair Talent Search, held on May 4 at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. She was chosen from over 250 Washington, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia music acts to perform and compete for a slot in the 1999 Lilith Fair scheduled for July 28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. The talent search was held to help further the fair's dedication to new and emerging talent.
   Taylor is currently recording her first album for release this summer on Skinny Girl Records, and can often be seen performing live at venues in and around Maryland. She is also active in the Baltimore music scene as a professor of music at the University of Maryland's UMBC campus, where she teaches courses in electronic and computer music. Taylor's compositional style is audience-friendly Alterna-Pop, with a distinctive classical influence. Her music is influenced by her training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
   In addition to performing with the Jazz Band, the multitalented Taylor also sat in with the school's Alumni Concert Band on flute. Says Taylor, "It was great going back to how this whole thing started."
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