Taylor Barbay Assad



Saxophonist Taylor Barbay Assad regularly performs at international and national conferences presenting new music for the saxophone. She maintains an active performing schedule as the alto chair in Quartetto Obrigado along with Griffin Campbell, Brina Bourliea Faciane, and Jennifer Foret. She also regularly performs with the Baton Rouge Symphony, Chimes Street Saxophone Quartet, LSU Wind Ensemble, and LSU Jazz Ensemble. Taylor performed as a soloist at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrew's, Scotland. She has premiered works for solo saxophone, saxophone and live electronics, saxophone duo, and saxophone quartet by composers Ben Stonaker, Nick Hwang, Alejandro Arguello, Garrett Hecker, and Chester Udell. 


 As an educator, Taylor has given several masterclasses and worked as a woodwind instructor in the Baton Rouge and Gainesville Areas. Taylor has held teaching positions at LSU's Laboratory School and Westdale Middle School. Students of her private studio have received numerous honors such as selection to the Louisiana All-State Symphonic, Concert, and Jazz Bands, All-District, All-Parish Concert and Jazz Bands. Her students have joined the saxophone studio at the University of Florida and LSU's Golden Band from Tigerland.


Taylor is a Vandoren Regional Artist and is currently the adjunct instructor of saxophone and jazz ensemble at Nicholls State University and the doctoral teaching assistant at Louisiana State University. She is pursuing her DMA with Griffin Cambpell. Taylor studied with Geoffrey Deibel and Jonathan Helton at the University of Florida, and also studied with Timothy McAllister at Interlochen.