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Angela Taylor: Alternative Singer-Songwriter


   
ANGELA TAYLOR
PO Box 65271
Baltimore, MD 21209
ataylor@angelataylor.com
 
EDUCATION:
Peabody Conservatory of Music: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
M.M., Computer Music
B.M., Recording Arts and Sciences
B.M., Performance: Flute Major, Vocal Minor

Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD Recognized by NARAS as a GRAMMY Signature School
Science and Technology Honors Diploma

MUSICAL TRAINING:
Flutist: 30 years experience playing solo, chamber, and orchestral gigs and sessions; classical and jazz genres. Studied with Don Stapleson, Joan Voorhees, Bonnie Lake, Mark Sparks.
Vocalist: 20 years experience singing in various rock groups and classical recitals. Worked with Judy Malis, Kyle Engler, Jennifer Hamady, Richard Gordon, Earnesto Phillips.
Composer: 20 years experience writing music in classical, electronic/computer, and rock genres. Learned under Eileen Soskin, Tom Benjamin, Greg Boyle, Geoff Wright.
Other Instruments Studied: Piano, Percussion, Guitar


HONORS/AFFILIATIONS:
Peabody Faculty
Winner MASC Pop Songwriting Contest
Best of Baltimore - Best Solo Music Artist - Baltimore City Paper
Best Female Vocalist - Music Monthly Magazine
Mentor at NARAS "GRAMMY in the Streets" Conference
Beta Tester for Universal Audio
Artist-in-Residence Strathmore Hall
Panelist at IMX (Interactive Music Expo) in LA, CA
Panelist at Millenium Music Conference
Finalist of Lilith Fair Talent Search
Finalist of IMX Discovery Contest
Spokesmodel for Music Software Coalition's "Be Cool - Buy the Software You Use" Campaign
Spokesmodel for SmokeFree Maryland
Peabody Career Development Grant
Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council, Executive Committee
Three Arts of Homeland Prize for Outstanding Achievement at Peabody
Peabody Student Council President
Golden Key Honor Society
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) - DC Board Member
Washington Area Musicians Association (WAMA)
Women in Film & Video (WIFV)
Baltimore Songwriters Association (BSA)
Mensa

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN
................................................................... 1990-present

Freelance: Rock/Pop/Classical/Jazz Genres ...................................................................................... United States
Numerous performances in the United States. Partial list of venues includes:
  • Peabody Conservatory Baltimore, MD
  • U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC  
  • John F. Kennedy Center Washington, DC
  • 9:30 Club Washington, DC
  • Anastasia's Asylum Los Angeles, CA
  • Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton University Princeton, NJ
  • Diedrich's Los Angeles, CA
  • Birchmere Alexandria, VA
  • Ram's Head Annapolis, MD

  • PRODUCER/RECORDING ENGINEER ......................................................... 1990-present
    Freelance: Broadcast/Rock/Pop/Classical ...................................................................................... United States
  • Production Audio for National News: Record/Broadcast voiceovers and talking head audio; send/receive audio via Fiber Optic lines to/from remote locations; route audio from Frame Sync (Routing Switcher) into Intercoms and Console; create IFB mixes (NEVE Libra Digital Consoles)
  • Audio Post-Production for Nationally Broadcast shows on FOX Network: music editing, voiceover recording, OMF import, sound effects editing & design, final mixdown of VO/TH/Nats/Effects/Music (ProTools)
  • Produced/Engineered various jazz, rock, classical chamber and orchestral ensembles using digital multitrack and/or direct-to-2 track recording techniques (Produced/Engineered various commercial clients)
  • Recorded/edited with computer based hard-disk recording/editing systems: ProTools, Sonic Solutions, Digital Performer, Peak, SoundDesignerII, SoundEdit16, etc.
  • Performed recording studio and electronic music studio maintenance including: installation and repair of computers, tape machines, consoles, MIDI gear and other studio equipment.

  • Engineering Employment History:
  • Production Audio for ABC News including World News Tonight, Nightline, This Week with George Stephanopoulos 2004-2007
  • Music Editing/Sound Mixer for America's Most Wanted and Top Cops TV shows on Fox Network; 2002-2004
  • Produced/Engineered Rock/Pop Children's Anthem "We Can Make the World a Better Place" (ala We are the World) for UNESCO-JHU; 2002
  • Produced/Engineered "Food Nation" Theme broadcast on The Food Network; 2002
  • Engineered/Co-Produced (with John Jennings) Angela Taylor Album "Songs for Strong Girls"; 2001
  • Recording Engineer; Skinny Girl Productions; 1997-present
  • Recording Engineer; Speakeasy Audio/Video Productions; 1994-96
  • Recording Engineer; Sheffield Audio/Video Productions; 1993-94
  • Recording Engineer; Ohio Light Opera Company; 1992
  • Recording Engineer; Maryland Symphony Orchestra; 1991
  • Recording Engineer; Peabody Conservatory; 1990-96


  • MUSIC FACULTY

    PEABODY CONSERVATORY: PREPARATORY DIVISION ................ 2000-present
    Music Faculty: Computer Music ...................................................................................................... Baltimore, MD
  • Teaching Computer Music covering MIDI and Recording Studio Techniques; Music Scoring using Finale; Digital Audio using Pro Tools; Music & Multimedia for the Internet
  • Experienced user of: ProTools, Digital Performer, Finale, MAX, MSP, Pluggo, Unity, Peak, AudioStream, Auto-Tune, and all Koblo products.

  • CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER ................................................................. 2002-2004
    Music Faculty: Voice & Flute ...................................................................................................... Baltimore, MD
  • Teach children and adults of all levels. Topics covered include Proper Breathing, Warmups, Proper Technique, Pitch Matching, Reading Sheet Music, Music Theory, Performance & Presentation

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ................................................................ 1997-2000
    Music Faculty: Computer Music ...................................................................................................... Baltimore, MD
  • Teaching Computer Music (course numbers: MUSC427/428) covering Recording Studio and MIDI Techniques; Music Sequencing Software; Sound Modules; Sampling; Digital Audio Workstations; History of Electronic & Computer Music.
  • Responsible for Studio Equipment Procurement, Setup, Maintenance.

  • REFERENCES
    Available upon request

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