Taylor Burkhardt is a multifaceted musician, working as a vocal coach, conductor, chamber musician, and répétiteur. Currently a Vocal Arts Piano Fellow at The Juilliard School, she is a part of everyday Vocal Arts activities as well as several opera productions. She was a rehearsal harpsichordist and an assistant to Maestro Gary Thor Wedow for Handel's Atalanta, performed in and assisted coaching the undergraduate scenes program, is the rehearsal and performance keyboardist for Mazzoli's Proving Up under the baton of Maestro Steven Osgood, and is also a rehearsal pianist for the upcoming double bill of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica. Other recent engagements include mainstage and educational productions at Utah Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Dayton Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Mill City Summer Opera, Kentucky Opera, Virginia Opera, and the Atlanta Opera. She has previously served as adjunct coaching faculty at UMKC Conservatory and has coached young artists at Utah Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Dayton Opera, Landlocked Opera, Spotlight on Opera Online, and Utah Vocal Arts Academy Summer Opera Festival.
An avid proponent of new music, Taylor has been a part of many world premieres, including Laura Kaminsky's Finding Wright and Matthew Aucoin's Crossing Suite. She frequently rehearses and performs new works in collaboration with or under the supervision of the composer, including performing Stephen Hough's Other Love Songs with the composer also at the keyboard. She is a three-time participant in songSLAM by Sparks and Wiry Cries, most recently in New York City with soprano Regina Stroncek and composer Laura Nevitt, whose song "Moonrise" won this year's Commission Prize.
Taylor is a graduate of the doctoral program at the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Timothy Lovelace, and a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she studied with Peter Miyamoto. She was previously a Utah Opera Resident Artist from 2019-2021, and she is also an alumna of the Music Academy of the West, where she studied with Warren Jones.