KEN TAYLOR

Artistic Music Director

Ken Taylor has been teaching music in the Palm Beach County School system for 28 years. After a 10-year stint conducting choral music at Bak Middle School of the Arts, he was appointed Director of Choral Activities at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in 2016.

Before coming to Bak Middle School, Taylor taught at several high schools in Palm Beach and Broward counties including 15 years as the Choral Director at John I. Leonard High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in both music education and music theory from Palm Beach Atlantic College.

His choruses have consistently received superior ratings at district and state choral festivals since 1991. He has conducted choruses at the National American Choral Directors Conferences in Miami (2007) and Chicago (2011). In 2014, his Boys Chorus from Bak performed at the Southern Division ACDA Conference in Jacksonville.

Mr. Taylor is an active adjudicator and clinician for district music performance assessments throughout the state of Florida.  He has conducted all-state choirs in several states throughout the southeast.  He also is asked to conduct county honor choirs throughout the state of Florida each year.  He has twice served as the Florida Vocal Association District 14 Chairman. He also served as Coordinator for the FVA All-State SSAA choir for several years.

Mr. Taylor holds memberships in several professional organizations including the Florida Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, and Music Educators National Conference.