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Taylor Massey is originally from Prattville, AL, where he began playing trumpet in middle school. Massey obtained his Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he also worked as a studio musician and arranger.  In 2013 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a trumpet player in the field music program.  Throughout his ten years of active service, he also served as an arranger and audio engineer before eventually being appointed as a conductor.  While serving, he obtained a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University and Certificate of Advanced Performance Studies in Orchestral Conducting from East Carolina University, where he studied under Jorge Richter, DMA. In 2023, He was honorably discharged from active duty and returned to Nashville, TN to teach music in the public school system.  He relocated to Long Island in January of 2024 to assume the position of Music Director of the Regimental Band at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.  Outside of music, Taylor enjoys running, sailing, and photography.

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