Taylor Hughey, a Los Angeles based trombonist, is on faculty at the Colburn School as the studio trombone instructor for the School of Performing Arts. Her responsibilities include teaching private lessons to middle school and high school students from the surrounding area, as well as helping to coordinate chamber music opportunities.
She earned a doctoral degree in Trombone Performance at the University of Southern California with concentrations in Music Education, Jazz Studies, and Arts Leadership/Music Industry. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Southern California.
Aside from teaching and freelancing in the LA area, Hughey is the News Coordinator for the International Trombone Association, where she maintains the news section on the ITA website and writes the general news section for the quarterly ITA Journal. She has also been involved with the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the College Music Society as the Secretary and Program Book Editor.
She has played with numerous orchestras in the Southeast and in California, and has presented master classes and recitals at the Big 12 Trombone Conference and colleges across the United States. She has also performed with various recording artists, including Elton John and Barry Manilow. Her principal teachers include Don Hough, Terry Cravens, Joseph Frye and Daniel Cloutier.
Taylor Hughey is a Courtois Artist with Buffet-Crampon.