Eric Taylor serves as the Artistic Director of the Detroit Children’s Choir.
Throughout his career, Eric has served as a choral conductor and professional singer throughout Metro Detroit and the United States. Prior to the Detroit Children’s Choir, he was the Vocal Music Director at Notre Dame Marist Academy in Pontiac. In addition, Eric served as Graduate Assistant for the Wayne State University Choirs, under the direction of Noah Horn. While at Wayne State, Eric conducted the Chamber Choir of Choral Union and assisted the Concert Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Choral Union, and Symphonic Chorus. He has also served as Chorus Master and Assistant Director for the Detroit Choral Society, where he prepared the ensemble for performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). Eric’s mentors in choral conducting include Norah Duncan, IV, Dennis Tini, Noah Horn, Andrew Kreckmann, and Gerald Custer.
Eric is a much sought-after vocal coach and choral clinician, preparing choirs for festivals, national broadcasts and recordings. Several projects include collaborations with Jill Jack, Gark Mavigan (San Francisco), Detroit Music Weekend, and the Walt Disney Company. He also serves as the Artistic Director for annual concerts and workshops including the Detroit Children's Choir Christmas Festival and Detroit Beatz (workshop), both of which draw hundreds of students to the city of Detroit every year.
As a professional tenor, Eric is a member of Audivi, a professional choir based in Ann Arbor. He has also sung in the Archdiocese of Detroit Chorus and sounding light (Michigan-based professional choir). Other singing engagements include Las Vegas, performing at DTE Energy Theatre, and featured vocalist for the Detroit Jazz Festival. Currently, Eric is a cantor and staff singer at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.
Eric earned a Master of Music in Conducting (Choral) as well as a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education from Wayne State University. He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA), and the Detroit Music Foundation.