Don Taylor


Education: Piano Performance - The University of Texas at San Antonio
M.M. in Piano Performance - Indiana University
D.M.A. in Piano Performance - University of Cincinnati
Ph.D. in Music Education - The University of Texas at Austin

Don Taylor teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education at the University of North Texas. Currently serving as the Coordinator of PhD Studies, his primary area of instruction is elementary general music, and his research interests focus on social justice issues in music education. Prior to receiving a PhD in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin, he taught elementary music for nine years in San Antonio, Texas. He has published articles in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Research in Music Education the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Contributions to Music Education, General Music Today, and Music Educators Journal.

Recent Publications:

Fitzpatrick, K., Henninger, J., & Taylor, D. (2014). Access and retention of marginalized populations within music education degree programs. Journal of Research in Music Education, 62, 105-127.

Taylor, D. (in press). Learning to sing again: A gay widower’s journey. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

Recent Presentations:

Taylor, D., & Herring, M. (2014, April). Social identity construction among first-year members of a gay men’s choir. Presentation at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) conference, St. Louis, MO.

Taylor, D. (2014, February). Teaching students with dyslexia.  Presentation at the meeting of the Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio, TX.