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Dr. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Master Teacher

Toronto Board of Education

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Toronto Board of Education

Background Information

Employment History

Director of Music

All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church

Member, Faculty of Music

Queen's University

Master

Antiquity #571 A. F. & A. M.

Affiliations

Founder and Artistic Director
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale

Founder
The Chorale

Member of the Teaching Staff of the Faculty of Music
University of Toronto

Artistic Advisor
Roots Festival

Education

Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree

York University

Web References (198 Total References)


Adjudicators & Clinicians - MusicFest Canada

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Adjudicator
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada's first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Dr. Blyden-Taylor has served as a member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the Faculty of Music, Queen's University. He is a Master Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, and was recently awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from York University in Toronto. Brainerd is also in constant demand as a Guest Conductor, Clinician, Adjudicator and Lecturer both nationally and internationally, and for the past 45 years has been an active and dedicated church musician. Brainerd is delighted to join the liturgical team at All Saints' Kingsway as Director of Music.


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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada's first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Dr. Blyden-Taylor has served as a member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the Faculty of Music, Queen's University. He is a Master Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, and was recently awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from York University in Toronto. Brainerd is also in constant demand as a Guest Conductor, Clinician, Adjudicator and Lecturer both nationally and internationally, and for the past 45 years has been an active and dedicated church musician. Brainerd is delighted to join the liturgical team at All Saints' Kingsway as Director of Music.


Nathaniel Dett Chorale: The Chorale

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada's first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles.Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Blyden-Taylor immigrated to Canada in 1973.He founded The Chorale in 1998, in response to a musical void in Canada; there had never before been a professional ensemble dedicated to the dissemination of Afrocentric choral music.The response that The Chorale has received in Canada and the United States since its inception has certainly given credence to Mr. Blyden-Taylor's vision.
Mr. Blyden-Taylor works frequently as a guest conductor, having appeared with organizations such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, Nova Scotia Youth Choir, Ontario Youth Choir and the New Brunswick Choral Federation Youth Sing.He has recently completed a 25-year tenure with The Orpheus Choir of Toronto, and he has also worked as a conductor, artistic director and artistic advisor for the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and the Algoma Festival Choir.
Mr. Blyden-Taylor has been a member of the teaching staff at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.He is also a Master Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, coaching teachers and students in conducting and choral technique.In constant demand as a clinician, adjudicator and lecturer, past engagements have included the Conference on Black Musics in Canada - York University, Toronto; Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival - Banff, Alberta; Tempo 2003 Manitoba Music Conference; Minister's Conference & Organist and Choir Director's Guild Workshop - Hampton University, Virginia; Festival 500, Newfoundland; Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival; National Association of Negro Musicians Conference - Detroit, Michigan; and Manitoba Choirfest.
In addition, Mr. Blyden-Taylor is an active church musician, currently serving as Music Director of St. Timothy's Anglican Church, North Toronto.He has also been an artistic advisor to the Roots Festival in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, founder/artistic director
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada's first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Blyden-Taylor immigrated to Canada in 1973. He founded The Chorale in 1998, in response to a musical void in Canada; there had never before been a professional ensemble dedicated to the dissemination of Afrocentric choral music. The response that The Chorale has received in Canada and the United States since its inception has certainly given credence to Mr. Blyden-Taylor's vision.
Mr. Blyden-Taylor has conducted several university, youth and concert choirs, most notably completing a 25 year tenure with The Orpheus Choir of Toronto. In addition he works frequently as a guest conductor, having appeared with organizations such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Nova Scotia Youth Choir, Ontario Youth Choir, Central Manitoba Youth Choir and the New Brunswick Choral Federation Youth Sing. He has also worked as artistic director and advisor for the Algoma Festival Choir, the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and the Chatham-Kent Roots Festival.
Mr. Blyden-Taylor has served as a member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the Faculty of Music, Queen's University. He is a Master Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, coaching teachers and students in conducting and choral technique, and was recently awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from York University in Toronto.
Mr. Blyden-Taylor is also in constant demand as a Clinician, Adjudicator and Lecturer both nationally and internationally, working extensively across Canada and the United States of America, as well as in Cuba and France. He has also been invited to deliver workshops in Japan, Turkey and Israel. In addition Mr. Blyden-Taylor is an active church musician, serving currently as Music Director of St Timothy's Anglican Church, North Toronto.
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Nathaniel Dett Chorale: The Chorale

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor Nathaniel Dett Chorale: The Chorale

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
Founder & Artistic Director
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Photo of Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada's first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Blyden-Taylor immigrated to Canada in 1973. He founded The Chorale in 1998, in response to a musical void in Canada there had never before been a professional ensemble dedicated to the dissemination of Afrocentric choral music. The response that The Chorale has received in Canada and the United States since its inception has certainly given credence to Mr. Blyden-Taylor's vision.
Mr. Blyden-Taylor works frequently as a guest conductor, having appeared with organizations such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, Nova Scotia Youth Choir, Ontario Youth Choir and the New Brunswick Choral Federation Youth Sing. He has recently completed a 25-year tenure with The Orpheus Choir of Toronto, and he has also worked as a conductor, artistic director and artistic advisor for the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and the Algoma Festival Choir.
Mr. Blyden-Taylor has been a member of the teaching staff at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. He is also a Master Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, coaching teachers and students in conducting and choral technique. In constant demand as a clinician, adjudicator and lecturer, past engagements have included the Conference on Black Musics in Canada - York University, Toronto; Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival - Banff, Alberta; Tempo 2003 Manitoba Music Conference; Minister's Conference & Organist and Choir Director's Guild Workshop - Hampton University, Virginia Festival 500, Newfoundland; Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival; National Association of Negro Musicians Conference - Detroit, Michigan; and Manitoba Choirfest.
In addition, Mr. Blyden-Taylor is an active church musician, currently serving as Music Director of St. Timothy's Anglican Church, North Toronto. He has also been an artistic advisor to the Roots Festival in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor The Chorale

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