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Taylor Giorgio

Visiting Assistant Professor of Strings & Music Education

Programs: Strings & Music Education

A native of West Virginia, Taylor Giorgio is recognized as an imaginative performer and educator. She is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Strings and Music Education at St. Norbert College, where she also serves as the Orchestra Director. An avid orchestral musician, Taylor is the Concertmaster of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay, as well as a violinist with the Weidner Philharmonic, Fox Valley Symphony, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast this season. Before moving to Green Bay, she was the Orchestra Director at William J. Montford Middle School, Violin Coach and Outreach Coordinator for the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, a private violin instructor. She also played as a section violinist in multiple orchestras in the North Florida region. Taylor completed her doctoral studies in Violin Performance at Florida State University, where she was a graduate teaching assistant for Corinne Stillwell for her Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

An active pedagogue, she presented a session at the 2020 American String Teachers Association National Conference, served as a violinist and teaching artist in Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s String Quartet-in-Residence from 2018-2020 and was an instructor for the DC Strings Workshop in 2021. She also attended the 2018 Mimi Zweig Retreat for Violin and Viola Teachers at Indiana University, and since has given pedagogy workshops in the North Florida region. Her private students have received honors at the Florida MTNA competition, the Charleston International Music Competition, the Florida All-State Orchestra, the North Florida String Festival and the Big Bend Concerto Competition. In 2021, Taylor collaborated with the Tallahassee Symphony and other local music educators to create a PBS video series called “Symphonic Safari” that explores the instruments of the orchestra through conversations with musicians. 

Taylor is a founding member of two chamber ensembles – Virago Ensemble, a string ensemble, and Invicta Trio, a new music trio comprised of violin, trombone and piano. In 2020, she released two premiere recordings for Shelter Recordings through the American Composers Alliance. She has performed with artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Lawrence Brownlee, Renee Fleming, Jennifer Ko, Matthew Morrison and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, among others. Taylor has performed at prestigious music festivals including the Texas Music Festival, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar, Brevard Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.

In 2014, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University, with undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance, studying violin with Dr. Mikylah Myers. While at WVU, she conducted the Morgantown Community Orchestra, won the Young Artist Concerto Competition and premiered a solo concerto written by a student composer with the WVU Orchestra.

Taylor currently lives in Green Bay, Wis., with her husband, trombonist Kenneth Johnson, and their dog Suki. 

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