Allison Taylor

Photo Credit: Samii Stoloff

Master of Music
Improvisation
Master of Music
Performance; Violin

Allie is the creative director and founder of Music:Deconstructed LLC, a new organization comprised of University of Michigan students and professors, dedicated to creating fresh and exciting opportunities that contribute to the diversification of voices and representation in the performing arts.

In the summer of 2021, Allie will be performing in Breckinridge, Colorado with the National Repertory Orchestra. On July 9th, 2021, Allie will be performing the first solo violin part of The Concerto for Two Violins by J.S. Bach with internationally renowned violinist and pedagogue Midori.

Recent composition projects include a two-act comedic musical, Diseducated, co-written with Sammy Sussman, andThe Bachelor: The Musical: A Video, a multi-episode Instagram-based musical written with Sammy Sussman during quarantine this past year.

Allie is a 3-time DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award winner (in the Jazz Vocal and Pop/Rock/Blues categories), a 2-time semifinalist in the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative Competition, the first place winner of the Allegro Society Instrumental Scholarship Competition, and has performed internationally, from London to India (where she studied Carnatic violin).

Allie is a member of the Newport Festivals Foundation Jazz Assembly Band, a group that provides educational initiatives throughout the state of Michigan to engage and encourage young jazz lovers, and to celebrate and preserve Jazz music & traditions.
During her Undergraduate career at the University of Michigan, where she earned a BM in Violin Performance and a BA in Communications Studies, Allie interned with Askonas Holt, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, University Musical Society, and the A&R department at Mack Avenue Records.

Achievements

University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Ann Arbor, MI; May 2021
Masters of Music in Violin Performance
Masters of Music in Improvisation
Masters of Music in Chamber Music
Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance – School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies – College of Literature, Science and the Arts

Summer Semester in India, 2017, Swami Vivekenanda Youth Movement Center for Indian Studies, Mysore, India. Studied and performed Carnatic violin.
Communications Committee, 2017; MUSIC Matters, A Student Organization
Marketing, PR, promotion, and advertisement for University of Michigan’s on campus music festival, SpringFest

Sigma Alpha Iota, Professional Women’s Music Fraternity, Vice President of Membership, 2016 – 2017

Music: Deconstructed LLC
Creative Founder and Promoter, Est. October 2020

Mack Avenue Records – Intern, Detroit, MI, Winter 2019 – Present

University Musical Society, Education and Community Engagement Department Intern, Ann Arbor, MI

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Intern, Washington, DC, Summer 2019

Philharmonia Orchestra of London – Intern, London, UK, Summer 2018

Askonas Holt Limited – Intern, London, UK, Summer 2018