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Taylor Hughey, a Courtois performing artist with the Buffet Crampon Group, currently  resides in Vermont. She is an Artist in Residence at Valdosta State University. Previously, she was the Head of Brass Development for Brass for Africa in Uganda, on faculty in the music department at Heze University in Heze, China and at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. 


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.


She has played with numerous orchestras in the Southeast, New England and West Coast, and has presented master classes and recitals at conferences and colleges across the United States and Europe. She has performed with various recording artists, including Elton John, Kenny Loggins, Deana Carter, and Barry Manilow, and has performed throughout Europe and Asia both as part of a trombone choir and as a soloist.

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