Earl Taylor 2010 Distinguished Alumnus

The School of Music Alumni Professional Society has chosen Earl Taylor as the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus.

Mr. Taylor holds two degrees from the School of Music: A Bachelor of Music Education (’74) and a Master of Music in Music Education (’90).

Most recently he has served as Supervisor of Arts Education for Onslow County. He has held positions as Band Director at White Oak High School/Tabernacle Middle School, Interim Principal for Parkwood Elementary and Thompson Elementary, Director of Middle Schools and Arts Education, Director of Community Affairs and Arts Education, President of the ECU School of Music Alumni Professional Society, President of the North Carolina Bandmaster Association (Eastern District), Chair of the Arts Coordinators Section of NCMEA, and President of NCMEA.

On January 8, 2010, White Oak High School dedicated its new fine arts center, which includes a 740-seat auditorium and two art rooms. In recognition of his achievements as band director at White Oak and serving as the Arts Education Director for the Onslow County Schools, the faculty and staff at White Oak High chose to name the new facility the ‘Earl Taylor Performing Arts Center.’

Join us in congratulating Mr. Taylor on this latest honor. Mark you calendar for the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception to be held in conjunction with the New Music Festival Concert on February 27, 2010.