Meghan Taylor is the Athletic Band Support Specialist at Colorado State University. She comes to CSU with experience as a graduate assistant for athletic bands and in university advancement. Meghan is also a Ph.D. candidate in Music with a concentration in Performing Arts Health at the University of North Texas, and conducts research at the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health. Meghan’s publications include a booklet titled, "Musician Health: A Primer and Resource Guide," which is archived on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Website. As project manager for an initiative funded by the NNLM under award number UG4LM012345, Meghan led a team aimed at preparing music educators in Denton, Texas to incorporate health education into band, choir, and orchestra classrooms. Her dissertation research will expand this project to understand state-wide efforts among music educators to integrate health concepts in secondary band, choir, and orchestra classrooms. Meghan and colleagues were awarded second prize for their epidemiologic research on clarinetists during the International Clarinet Association’s annual Research Competition at ClarinetFest® 2019. Meghan served as chair of the ICA’s Health and Wellness Committee from 2020-2022.
Meghan has been invited to present research at the Performing Arts Medical Association’s International Conference, International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, Research Appreciation Day at the UNT Health Science Center, and the Digital Clarinet Academy. As a clarinetist, she studied with Deb Fabian at UNT, Malena McLaren at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and Karl Kolbeck at Wayne State College. Meghan earned degrees from Northwestern State University of Louisiana (M.M.) and Wayne State College (B.S. in Music Education). In her free time, Meghan is a certified yoga instructor and teaches fellow musicians at a virtual yoga studio.