Assistant Professor Educator
Assistant Professor-Educator of Musical Theatre Voice
Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
CCM TAPAA - 0003
Innovative voice pedagogue and master lecturer, Taylor Stilson (LMT, CPT, MM) holds positions as assistant professor of musical theater voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and adjunct faculty of voice positions at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the Harvard University Holden Voice Program. He held an eight year adjunct position of Applied Music in Voice at Brown University. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate students in musical theater, opera, and vocal pedagogy.
Mr. Stilson has crafted a unique career as a voice instructor and is trailblazing a new paradigm of mind-body voice pedagogy. He holds certifications in massage therapy (LMT-MA), personal training (CPT-NASM), craniosacral therapy, myofascial release for throat, neck, and swallowing disorders, Ericksonian hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) life coaching. As vocal pedagogue, Taylor has presented lectures and workshops on vocal anatomy, physiology, myofascial release, and specialized voice topics at Harvard University, departments of Dance, Musical Theater, and Alexander Technique at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, University of Miami, Brown University, Arizona State University, UARTS, Puerto Rico Conservatory, Willamette University, Portland State University, Rider University, and NATS Boston. He is scheduled to present lectures and workshops during the 2021-2021 academic year at Harvard University Holden Voice Program, University of Kentucky, University of New Mexico, Point Park University, and New Mexico School for the Arts. His recent essay “Hypnosis as a Supplemental Treatment for and Prevention of Muscle Tension Dysphonia” can be found in the 2021 publication of VASTA (Voice and Speech Training Association), an affiliate of Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group. In addition, a voice pedagogy op-ed entitled “Resiliency in the Era of Covid-19” can be seen in Boston Conservatory’s online winter publication of STAGES.
Taylor Stilson completed his first year of D.M.A. studies in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at University of Miami in 2018. He received an M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy with Collaborative Piano Studies and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory. He taught for The Boston Conservatory’s Vocal/Choral Intensive from 2007-2011 and in 2020 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. His former and current students have placed finals in the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, Classical Singer Convention, NATS, and have been seen in regional and broadway theaters as well as international tours.
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.
He maintains very active private voice studios in Boston, New York City, Providence (RI), Miami (FL), and online.&nb