Taylor earned an undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, a master's degree in Vocal Performance from the BostonConservatory, and a doctoral degree in Vocal Performance & Voice Science from Louisiana State University. He also holds the Certificate of Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, CO.
He is an accomplished vocal pedagogue, singer, pianist, and conductor. He formerly served as a tenured associate professor of music at Cedarville University in Ohio. A versatile musician, Taylor has sung leading tenor roles in opera and music theater, has served as a minister of music in several churches, and even had an opportunity to sing backup vocals for pop-star, Billy Joel.
His teachers have included several international authorities in the field of voice and voice science including Dr. Stephen Austin, Dr. Ingo Titze, Professor Oren Brown, and Cornelius L. Reid.
He joined the NPAC team in 2017 and has served as the co-music director for several mainstage productions including 13 the Musical, All Shook Up, and School of Rock. He is affectionately referred to as "Dr. F" by the NPAC students. Dr. F. is the Master Vocal Instructor at NPAC for students who are in high school and are actively auditioning. Currently, Taylor serves as a full-time Associate Professor of Music at Ave Maria University.