Mark A. Taylor comes to the Waukegan Band with an outstanding background as he has been the Music Director and Conductor of the nationally award-winning Milwaukee Festival Brass for three seasons. A conductor, educator, and performer in demand throughout the Great Lakes region, Mr. Taylor served five years as director of bands and coordinator of ensembles at Loyola University Chicago prior to beginning his doctoral studies. He was also a member of the music education faculty for the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Mr. Taylor has received degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University. Mr. Taylor also performs as section percussionist with the Chicago Brass Band. He is a member of the National Band Association, College Music Society, College Band Directors National Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He and his wife and son reside in Lake Forest, IL. For more information, please go to www.waukeganband.com.