Dr. Jayme Taylor is assistant professor of music and the associate director of bands at Colorado State University where he conducts the Symphonic Band and serves as the director of athletic bands directing the Colorado State University Marching Band, Rampage Basketball Band, and Presidential Pep Band. Prior to his appointment at CSU, Dr. Taylor served as assistant professor of music education and conductor of the Wind Ensemble at Carson-Newman University, and as assistant director of bands and assistant director of athletic bands at the University of South Carolina. He earned degrees from the University of South Carolina (DMA) studying under James K. Copenhaver and Dr. Scott Weiss, and from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (M.M. in Conducting, B.M. in Music Education).
Dr. Taylor is an active clinician and adjudicator of both concert and marching ensembles and is also a prolific drill designer for high school and collegiate marching bands. He has served as a middle and high school band director in East Tennessee and has extensive experience as an instructor and member with several drum and bugle corps including the Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, Cavaliers of Rosemont, Illinois, and Troopers of Casper, Wyoming.
Dr. Taylor is a member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the National Band Association (NBA), the Colorado Bandmaster’s Association (CBA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Pi Kappa Lambda, and is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Dr. Taylor resides in Fort Collins with his wife Missy and their son Avery.