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Attended January 28, 2017 Bellflower Symphony Orchestra concert, NIGHT AT THE OPERA. Unyielding to chemotherapy, Maestro Joseph Taylor continues to conduct the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra since 1991. Joseph Taylor's commitment to education and classical music has earned him respect in multiple communities. A retired teacher of music, mathematics and English from the Los Angeles and Compton Unified School Districts, Joseph Taylor continues to teach private music students. He coaches students at Centennial High School in Compton, the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club Music Conservatory, the Compton Conservatory of Music, and Wildwood Music Camps.
Joseph Taylor has held the titles of principal violist for the Peninsula Symphony, concertmaster of Holman United Methodist Church Chamber Orchestra, principal violist of Vineyard Opera, cellist in the Southeast Symphony Orchestra, and conductor of MusicUNTOLD Orchestra. The National Association of Negro Musicians awarded Joseph Taylor the 2014 National Achievement Award in Music Education. His nurturing of youngsters has impacted many who have become successful musicians while some simply appreciated music but became doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers and other professionals. See photo following NIGHT AT THE OPERA concert from left: Angela Taylor (sister), John Malveaux, Soprano Jennifer Lindsay, and Joseph Taylor.