A young composer who is being increasingly recognized across North America for music of artistry and energy, depth and delight, Benjamin Taylor has written works for nearly all genres. His music has been heard in concert halls, churches and rock clubs, on radio and television, performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, San Francisco Choral Artists, Princeton Singers, Young People’s Chamber Orchestra, and Festival Choir of Madison.
Born in Kyoto, Japan, Taylor spent the majority of his formative years in Santa Rosa, CA. His early musical experiences were in rock and jazz ensembles, but he then spent several years studying medieval and Renaissance music while earning two degrees in composition. Since returning to the Bay Area, Taylor has served as composer-in-residence of the Sonoma County Chamber Singers, music director of the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Santa Rosa and the Albany Community Chorus, and guest conductor for the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Preparatory and Repertory Orchestras. He is currently Director of Education for the Santa Rosa Symphony.