Congratulations, Dr. Meghan Taylor

headshotThe School of Music, Theatre, and Dance congratulates Meghan Taylor, the department’s athletic band support specialist on several major accomplishments. Meghan attended her hooding ceremony this past weekend at the University of North Texas and has two international speaking engagements related to her primary academic focus.

According to the University of North Texas website, “The Ph.D. in Music with a concentration in performing arts health has a focus on hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists.”

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Meghan Taylor with her partner Nathan Harding at UNT’s graduation ceremony, May 14, 2023.

“Congratulations to our very own Athletic Band Support Specialist on passing her dissertation defense earlier this spring and being hooded this weekend,” said Dr. Jayme Taylor, associate director of bands at CSU and the director of athletic bands.

This summer, Dr. Meghan Taylor is being sponsored by the World Health Organization to participate in a stakeholder meeting for their “Make Listening Safe” initiative at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 7-9, 2023. The initiative was launched in response to the estimated 1.1 billion young people at risk for noise-induced hearing loss due to recreational sound sources. She will sit on a panel titled “Youth Perspectives on Safe Listening” to represent musicians’ health research and discuss how student musicians perceive their hearing health.

Additionally Dr. Taylor’s abstract submission titled, “Texas Music Educators’ Health Literacy and Intentions to Address Health Concepts in Ensembles” was accepted for a spoken presentation at the 2023 International Symposium on Performance Science in Warsaw, Poland on August 17-20. The symposium is one of two professional conferences focusing on musicians’ health and will be attended by world-renowned experts in performing arts medicine and research.

“The CSU Band family couldn’t be more excited for her,” said Dr. Jayme Taylor. “Please help me congratulate her on these outstanding achievements, and allow me to personally and publicly thank her for continuing to go above and beyond for the band program at CSU while simultaneously taking her own time to forward these important musicians’ health issues!”