Danielle Taylor

Danielle Taylor is a violinist and violist from Oakland, CA. She began formal music study through a public school music program in fourth grade, with informal music training from a young age through singing in church. Danielle graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a BM in Violin Performance and a BA in African American Studies. She is currently working towards her MM in Violin Performance at Northwestern University.

Danielle is currently the violist for the Project Inclusion Ensemble, an opportunity for her to continue her growth as a chamber music and orchestral musician. Danielle is grateful for Sinfonietta’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and their mission of  spreading the importance and necessity of equity in the field of classical music and the arts generally. After completing her MM, Danielle plans to pursue her PhD in Music Education. Her many research interests include Classical music performers and composers from the African Diaspora as well as investigating issues of race, place, and power in Classical music performance and education in the US. Danielle is currently a content researcher and writer for the Music By Black Composers project.