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Student Experience and Alumni

Student Experience

“Our job at The Taylor Academy is to make sure that these young musicians are ready to soar.” 

Barry Shiffman, Director of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists 
Taylor Academy student

The Taylor Academy provides an environment where gifted players are not only mentored by outstanding faculty members and given unique performance opportunities but are also surrounded by young people of similar ability. 

The Academy offers a place where exceptional young musicians inspire, and are inspired by each other.

Lifelong friendships are made at The Taylor Academy – many of which turn into rich artistic collaborations. 

All of our graduates go on to study in disciplines of their choice, including music, at prestigious post-secondary institutions such as The Juilliard School, Harvard University, The Colburn School, McGill University, New England Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music, The University of British Columbia, Yale University, and The Glenn Gould School, making The Taylor Academy the perfect nurturing environment for serious young classical musicians.

Notable alumni of The Taylor Academy include Stewart Goodyear, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Ema Nikolovska, Blake Pouliot, and Jan Lisiecki.