Artcore Presents Fred Taylor & the Casper Brass & Storm Door Co.
Artcore presents - Fred Taylor & the Casper Brass & Storm Door Co., January 11, 2015 • 4:00 p.m. at the Wheeler Concert Hall, Music Building, Casper College.
Seniors (60 & over): $12.00 Adult: $13.00 Students and School Teachers: $7.00 Children 12 and Under: $5.00
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In January of 1998, Fred Taylor assembled The Casper Brass and Storm Door Company, fifteen excellent Wyoming brass players plus Terry Gunderson on drums. The members are unaware of any other such brass band in Wyoming in recent history. A broad range of styles of music will be performed.
Frederick Taylor is enjoying his 29th season as bass trombonist for the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and the symphony he was commissioned to write for the WSO was performed during the 2004-05 season. Recently, he was asked to write a concerto for a longtime friend and classmate who now plays with the New York Philharmonic. Fred has been active as a performer, composer, and arranger with the Casper Municipal Band, the Casper College Band, and the Casper College Jazz Band.
Born in new York City in 1938, he received his B.S. in Music Education from the University of Dayton in 1964 after serving with the U.S. Army, and his M.M. in Conducting from Indiana University in 1969. He did postgraduate work at the University of Iowa. Mr. Taylor taught at the college and public school levels over a span of 22 years and was a clinician and adjudicator in ten Midwestern states.
In his musical career, he has performed as a singer and trombonist under the batons of Arturo Toscaninni, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Bruno Walter, George Szell, and Erich Leinsdorf. He has performed under composers Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, and Zoltan Kodaly.
Taylor's own compositional output includes over 500 original works, arrangements, and orchestrations. His work has been widely performed in schools and churches throughout the nation. He is published, recorded, and a member of ASCAP.
Mr. Taylor has served as choir director at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church since 1992, where his wife Connie also serves as organist.