Max Taylor

Mr. Taylor has been a music teacher at Vernon Township High School fourteen years and has been the Director of Bands for the last ten of these years.  He is the conductor of several VTHS instrumental ensembles including Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Viking Marching Band, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Choir and the Pit Orchestra for the Spring Musical.  During Mr. Taylor's first four years at Vernon Twp. High School he was the choral director in charge of Concert Choir Mixed, Concert Choir Women, Symphonic Choir, Chanticleer, Les Chanteuses, and Close Harmony. His undergraduate work includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education completed at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and an additional Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Seton Hall University.  His graduate work was completed at Ramapo College of NJ where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Educational Technology.  He completed additional graduate work at William Patterson University of NJ where he obtained his NJ Supervisory Certification.  

At Vernon Township High School, Mr. Taylor enjoys working with the Instrumental Department.  He has been the Musical Director for five of the VTHS Spring Musicals in which the past ten years he also conducted the Pit Orchestra for Jekyll and Hyde, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, The Boyfriend, Sugar, Suessical, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Les Misrables, Beauty and the Beast, and The Music Man!  Several of Mr. Taylor's accomplishments include, Conducting the 2013 New Jersey Region I Chamber Flute Choir, Managing the 2003 Region I Women's Choir, Touring with the Ridgewood Concert Band in it's 2003 Tour to the South of France, Arranging a VTHS Choir tour to Florida in 2002 where the choir performed in Disney's Candlelight Processional, Arranging a VTHS European Choir tour to London and Paris in April of 2005 in which he conducted the VTHS Choir in Sacred Heart Basilica, Newark; Southwark Cathedral, London and the Cathedral de Notre Dame, Paris, Conducting a VTHS Band Tour to Ohio in 2006 where the VTHS Viking Marching Band participated in a parade along Cedar Point's Midway and the VTHS Band received a Superior rating at Music in the Parks concert festival, Arranging and Conducting the VTHS instrumental ensembles on tour to Florida in 2008 where the VTHS Marching Band participated in the SpectroMagic Parade and the VTHS Symphonic Band performed a Concert in the Magic Kingdom, Arranging and Conducting the VTHS instrumental ensembles in 2010 and in 2014 on Tour to Chicago and Cleveland where the Marching Band participated in the Cedar Point Midway Parade and the VTHS Symphonic Band played in a ca concert at the Cleveland Science Center.  Mr. Taylor is also the past president of the SCMEA (Sussex County Music Education Association).

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