Taylor Hughey, a Courtois performing artist with the Buffet Crampon Group, is currently based in Kampala, Uganda, where she is the Brass Coordinator for Brass for Africa. Previously, she has been on faculty in the music department at Heze University in Heze, China as well as at the Colburn School as the studio trombone instructor for the School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California.
She earned a doctoral degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Southern California with concentrations in Music Education, Jazz Studies, and Arts Leadership/Music Industry. She 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 performing, she 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 journal, Trombone. She has also been the Secretary for the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the College Music Society.
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 performed with various recording artists, including Elton John and Barry Manilow and has performed throughout Europe and Asia both as part of a trombone choir and as a soloist.