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Charles Taylor

Faculty: Voice & Choral


Northwestern University, Graduate Studies, Vocal Performance
Northwestern University, BM, Vocal Performance


Charles Taylor is a native Chicagoan and an active performer, educator, concert producer, and recording studio owner. A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Music, Charles has toured and produced nationally in various genres—from world music and jazz, to opera and sacred concerts. Charles is a conductor and member of the Voice Faculty for Merit School of Music and debuted as the Conductor of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Vocal Ensemble at Millennium Park in a tribute concert for the late Nelson Mandela. He is currently working on a pilot for a children’s music education show, as well as a recording of original children’s music entitled “It’s About Me”.


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“I believe one of the most important aspects of Merit is the commitment to not only support their students musically but to help create an equitable environment for all students.”