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Taylor Smith

Associate Professor, Chair of Performing Arts at Cuyamaca College

Education

Experience

  • Cuyamaca College

    • 1/2013 - Present Chair of Performing Arts
    • 8/2012 - Present Assistant Professor of Music
    • 8/2008 - 7/2012 Associate Professor of Music
  • San Bernardino Valley College

    • 8/2007 - 8/2008 Adjunct Instructor of Music
  • Claremont Community School of Music

    • 5/2005 - 12/2006 Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Viola da Gamba Instructor

Courses Taught

  • Intro to the Music Industry

    Undergraduate

    Cuyamaca College

  • Intro to Music Technology

    Undergraduate

    Cuyamaca College

  • Digital Audio Recording & Production

    Undergraduate

    Cuyamaca College

  • Music Theory & Practice 1

    Undergraduate

    Cuyamaca College

  • Music Theory & Practice 2

    Undergraduate

    Cuyamaca College

Service

  • Cuyamaca College

    7/2016 - Present Co-Chair, Instructional Council

  • Cuyamaca College

    1/2012 - Present Member, Instructional Council

  • Cuyamaca College

    8/2010 - 1/2012 Co-Chair, Instructional Technology Council

  • San Bernardino Valley College

    1/2007 - 8/2007 Advisor, Music Technology Club

Memberships

  • American Musicological Society
  • Society for American Music
  • Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music
  • Viola da Gamba Society of America

Presentations

  • "Sweet Trinidad:" Imitation and Representation in Van Dyke Parks's "Discover America"

    2/2016 Intercultural Music Conference • UC San Diego

  • Exploring Modernism: A Lecture-Recital

    11/2014 Cuyamaca College

  • "Sweet Trinidad:

  • Exploring Modernism: A Faculty Lecture-Recital

    11/2014 Fall 2014 Concert Series • Cuyamaca College

  • Tell Us the Name of Your Favorite Vega-Table: Chasing Brian Wilson's 'Vegetables' from "Smiley Smile" to "Wild Honey"

    10/2014 Fall 2014 Meeting, Pacific-Southwest Chapter, American Musicological Society • UC Irvine

Publications

  • Review: Elizabethan Play Along: English Consort Music, Ortiz, Ste. Colombe, and Hume ed. Susan Sandman, 2008

    12/2010 Viola da Gamba Society of America News

Languages

  • French

    Fluent

  • German

    Conversational

Honors

  • Nomination for “Academic Senate Teaching Excellence Award”

    2012 Cuyamaca College

  • Kenneth Fiske Memorial Fellowship in Musicology

    2006 Claremont Graduate University

  • Kenneth Fiske Memorial Fellowship in Musicology

    2005 Claremont Graduate University

  • Noel Brown Scholarship (Jazz Bass Performance)

    2000 BYU-Idaho

Research

My research interests include…