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J. TAYLOR ARNOLD
 

Contact for Address                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             jtaylorarnold@icloud.com

Brooklyn, NY 11206                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 www.jtaylorarnold.com

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EDUCATION

 

Masters of Music (Music Theory and Composition: Concert Music), New York University, NY NY, May 2019

 

Bachelor of Music (Instrumental Performance Emphasis) with Communications Minor, Weber State University, Ogden UT, April 2017

 

Associates of Science, Weber State University, Ogden UT, 2014

 

Principal Teachers

    Michael Gordon (Composition), New York University, 2018 - May 2019

    Dr. Gina Cuffari (Bassoon), New York University, 2019 - May 2019

    Dr. Robert Honstein (Composition), New York University, 2017-2018

    Dr. Shannon Roberts (Composition), Weber State University, 2015-17

    Dr. Carey Campbell (Score Study), Weber State University, 2015-17

    Dr. Thom Priest (Bassoon), Weber State University, 2011-17

    Dr. Thomas Root (Composition), Weber State University, 2014-15

 

Master Classes (Bassoon & Composition)

    Composers Workshop, New York University, Fall-Spring 2017/18

              (Including Caroline Shaw, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Gabriel Kahane, John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick)

    Carl Rath, Weber State University, February 2013

    Scott Pool, Weber State University, March 2014

    John Clouser, Idaho State University, September 2016

 

COMPOSITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

 

Please Don't Leave Me Here, Double Bass, Vibraphone, Piano, and Fixed Media, premiered by Bearthoven May 2019

Talking Points, Violin duo, Piano, Premiered May 2019

Separation, large mixed ensemble, Premiered by NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble May 2019

I See them, Vocal Quartet (S,S,S,MS), Premiered by Quince Ensemble May 2019

A Different Place, Solo Violin, Performance Scheduled May 2019

Doubt, Orchestra, Performaned March 2019

You Are Not Machines, Double Bass, Violin and Fixed Media, Commissioned by NEXT Ensemble, Performed

                                 January 2019, Broadcast on Classical 89.1FMFebruary 2019 (will continue throughout

                                 2019), Scheduled May 2019

The Young One, Percussion Ensemble and Speaking Choir, Performed December 2018

Landheld, Piano, Bassoon, Harp, Violin, Viola, Performed May 2018

Lament, Electrified Piano and Flute, Premiered by RighteousGIRLS, May 2018

Lament, Electrified Piano and Bassoon, Performed May 2018

Paradigm Shift, String Quartet, Premiered by Mivos Quartet, April 2018

Cognitive Dissonance, Vibraphone, Cello, and Clarinet, Performed at the Pulsing and Shaking Festival, February 2018

Pulses For Contemplation, Piano, Performed November 2017 and at the Bari Piano Festival in Bari, Italy, August 2018

Blurry Music, Piano, Flute, and Double Bass, Performed October 2017, April 2018, and August 2018

Far From Home, Concert Band and Two Synthesizers, Performed March 2017

Ignite, Chamber Orchestra and Piano, Performed April 2016 and November 2016

Lost, Violin and Piano, Performed March 2016 and January 2017

The Raven, Piano, Performed March 2016

Scherzoso Strings in D Minor, String Quartet, Performed March 2016

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSEWORK

 

New York University

Composers Ensemble, Contemporary Scoring, Dance Music: A Laboratory for Choreographers and Composers, Recent Theories of Rhythm and Time, 18thCentury Counterpoint, Music Criticism, Reed Making

 

Weber State University

Pro Tools 101, Musical Improvisation, Orchestration, Media Writing, Persuasive Communication, Visual Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Communication Theory

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Orchestral

First Bassoon, Weber State Symphony Orchestra, 2015-17

Second Bassoon, Chamber Orchestra Ogden, 2016

Second Bassoon, New American Philharmonic, 2016

Contrabassoon, Chamber Orchestra Ogden, 2016

First Bassoon, Zigharmonic Orchestra, 2015-16

Contrabassoon, New American Philharmonic, 2015

Second Bassoon, Weber State Symphony Orchestra, 2014-15

 

Band

First Bassoon, New Millennium Wind Ensemble, Weber State University, 2014-Present

Woodwinds Section Leader, New Millennium Wind Ensemble, Weber State University, 2015-Present

First Bassoon, Symphonic Band, Weber State University, 2014-Present

 

Opera

Second Bassoon, Madam Butterfly, Weber State University, 2015

First Bassoon, Marriage of Figaro, Weber State University, 2017

 

Chamber

Composers Ensemble, New York University, 2019-Present

Chamber Music Festival, Weber State University, 2013-17

Weber’s Wind Quintet, Weber State University, 2016-17

 

Recitals

Senior Bassoon Recital, April 2017, Weber State University

Junior Bassoon Recital, March 2016, Weber State University

Composition Recital, March 2016, Weber State University

 

New Music

World Premiere, Shadow for Bassoon and Electronics, by Toshihisa Tsuruoka, December 2018

World Premiere, 3 Bagatelles for Bassoon and Electronics, by Erich Barganier, April 2018

 

Other 

Second Bassoon, Chamber Music for Orchesis Dance Company, 2016

Various experience in performances throughout northern Utah

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant to the Department of Steinhardt MPAP Composition, New York University, 2017-19 

  • Worked with department professors in organizing, planning, and executing departmental tasks. 

  • Communicating with venue staff, writing concert programs, paying artists, assisting with

         department auditions. 

 

Nevermind the Noise Composer Collective, New York University, 2018-19

  • Revamped website and led social media teams. Co-authored grant funding requests.  

  • Coordinated with venue staff to ensure all lighting, audio, and stage needs were met.

  • Handled concert logistics including performance schedule and stage manager for collective concerts. 

  • Liaison for resident artists working with the collective as well as liaison between faculty and the collective.

  • Led monthly meetings with collective members. 

 

Representative for Steinhardt MPAP Program and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), New York University, 2018-19

  • Attended monthly meetings with the Graduate Student Organization (GSO). 

  • Led communication between the Steinhardt Music Department and the GSO. 

 

Woodwinds Section Leader, Weber State University, Wind Ensemble, 2015-17

  • Instructed, coached, conducted and ran rehearsals for thirty woodwinds. 

 

Bassoon Instructor, Private Bassoon Studio, Ogden UT, 2014-17

  • Instructor for four High School and Junior High students.

 

Corporal of Marines, Administrative Clerk, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Riverton UT, 2008-14

  • Supervised up to twenty Marines at any given time.  

  • In Afghanistan, traveled across the country to pick up and escort local interpreters to various duty stations, escorting up to 10 at a time. Interviewed all detainees and interpreters for intake. 

  • Accountable for tracking movement of hundreds of personnel. 

  • Excelled in extremely high-stakes and high stress environments. 

 

AWARDS

 

NYU O1 Orchestra Composer in Residence, New York University, Fall/Spring 2018-2019

2019 Winner of the NYU Steinhardt Music Composition Competition

American Academy of Arts and Letters Composition Award Nominee, 2019 Award Year

Pulsing and Shaking Music Festival Selection, New York University, February 2019

Bari Piano Music Festival Selection, Bari, Italy, August 2018

Wolkoff Memorial Scholarship, New York University, Spring 2018

Pulsing and Shaking Musical Festival Selection, New York University, February 2018

Mack Wilberg Scholarship in Music Composition, Weber State University, 2016-17

Mack Wilberg Scholarship in Music Composition, Weber State University, 2015-16

Richard and Sophia Reed Memorial Scholarship, Weber State University, 2015-16