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Matt Taylor 


Visiting Professor & Director of Choral Activities


Matt Taylor is the Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at Lipscomb University. A passionate educator and conductor, Matt spent five years as an Associate Choral Director at Wando High School in Charleston, SC, where he contributed to the growth of one of the state’s largest choral programs. Most recently he served on the faculty of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts as director of the Governor's School Chorale. He has served as a conductor for district and university honor choirs in South Carolina, and has directed high school and church choirs across the southeast as a guest conductor. Matt made his international conducting debut in 2022 with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, where he was selected as one of five emerging guest conductors from across North America.

Matt has performed in collegiate, community, and professional choirs as a vocalist, and is an active instrumentalist and composer. He has performed in symphonies, chamber groups, and jazz ensembles as a double bassist. He has been a career-long member of the American Choral Directors Association, and has served twice as a member of the ACDA Southern Region Conference Committee.

Matt holds degrees in music from Samford University (BM - Composition) and Louisiana State University (MM - Choral Conducting), and is currently finishing coursework for his DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Georgia.