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United States - New Mexico

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Futures (collaboration with Steve Leffue) Ghosts (Solo Baritone Saxo Work by Chris Arrell) Aurai (Solo Alto Saxo Work by Justin Rubin) the milliner's fancy (Solo Alto Work by Jeffrey Mumford) Sell your music everywhere

Rhonda Taylor

Saxophonist Rhonda Taylor is dedicated to the creation and performance of meaningful sonic art of our time.

She has commissioned, premiered, and/or recorded music by such composers as Chris Arrell, Rick Burkhardt, Ben Leeds Carson, Michael Colgrass, Nathan Davis, Ben Grosser, Jeffrey Mumford, Bernard Rands, Justin Rubin, and Avi Tchamni. Recent activities include lecture recitals on Gérard Grisey’s Anubis et Nout at institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and performances at new and experimental music festivals throughout the United States. Currently she is working closely with Guggenheim Award winner Steven Takasugi on a new work for saxophonist and electronics.

In recent years Taylor has expanded her artistic activity to include free improvisation. Her improvisatory work is focused primarily on exploring the parameters of sound and perception. Although she often performs solo, she has also had the pleasure of improvising with Chris Icasiano, Tara Khozein, Tatsuya Nakatani, Ron Stabinsky, Mark Weaver, Neil Welch, and Jack Wright. Dr. Taylor has been on faculty at New Mexico State University since 2003, where she is the College Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory. Rhonda Taylor is a Conn-Selmer artist and plays on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.


"With each successive album, Rhonda Taylor seems to invite her listeners to join her in plunging ever deeper into a process of deep personal self-discovery through the creation of sound. Nth, Volume 1, is no exception to this, but even further, sounds and feels the most to me at the moment of listening like someone on the verge of some kind of breakthrough."

-Ron Stabinsky, Solo Artist and Pianist with the Peter Evans Quintet and Mostly Other People Do the Killing


Rhonda Taylor is a Conn-Selmer artist and plays on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.



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