Taylor Stilson joined the voice faculty of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2018, has been on teaching faculty at Brown University since 2012, and maintains private studios in Boston, New York City, Providence (RI), and Miami (FL).
Mr. Stilson has crafted a unique career as vocal pedagogue, singer, yogic practitioner, and holistic body-mind modality enthusiast. As vocal pedagogy lecturer and myofascial self-massage presenter, Taylor has presented at Brown University, The Boston Conservatory, University of Miami Frost School of Music, Portland State University, Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, Arizona State University, Willamette University, Rider University, University of the Arts, and Interlochen Arts Academy. He utilizes Iyengar and Yin Yoga alignment techniques and myofascial work in his teaching. He has found hypnosis and limbic-disassociative cognitive exercises to be highly beneficial for students suffering from performance anxiety and anxiety-induced Muscle Tension Dysphonia. He has clinical experience in laryngeal massage and will begin a CMT (massage therapy) training in Massachusetts in the fall of 2019. His past and current students have placed finals in the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, Classical Singer Convention, NATS, and have been seen in regional theaters in Miss Saigon, Hair, and Newsies, and regional and international tours.
Taylor Stilson completed his first year of Doctoral of Musical Arts studies in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at University of Miami during the 2018 academic year. He received a Master Music in Vocal Pedagogy with Collaborative Piano Studies and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory. He taught for The Boston Conservatory’s Vocal/Choral Intensive from 2007-2011 and The Boston Conservatory's MEIP Voice Program in 2012. Mr. Stilson has completed additional studies in voice, opera, and piano at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Michigan Opera Theatre, New York Opera Studio, Spring Arbor University, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has studied voice with Kevin Wilson, Jayne Sleder, Bill Cotten, and Dr. William Christensen, and has coached with Dr. Karl Paulnack, Andrew Altenbach, Michael Strauss, Allison Voth, and Nico Castel.
As singer, Mr. Stilson has been seen as Valentin (Faust), Prince Igor (Prince Igor), Marcello (La Bohème), Falstaff (The Merry Wives of Windsor), and Ariodate (Serse) at The Boston Conservatory. He has been a featured soloist with The Boston Conservatory Orchestra in Dr. William Cutter's Spring Ritual, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Hindemith’s Apparebit repentina dies, Lizst’s Via Crucis with the Boston Conservatory Chorale, and with the Orchestra of Trinity Church, Boston in the Messiah and Saint- Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël.