James Taylor

German for Singers Faculty

With an extensive repertoire ranging from the medieval period to the twenty-first century, tenor James Taylor devotes much of his career to oratorio and concert literature. As one of the most sought-after Bach tenors of our time, he performed the St. Matthew Passion for his debut with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur. His career has taken him throughout the United States, South America, Japan, Korea, Israel, and to virtually all the major orchestras and concert halls of Europe, where he has performed with conductors such as von Dohnányi, Harding, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Jacobs, Koopman, Labadie, Rilling, Suzuki, Welser-Möst, Nézet-Séguin, and Christophers.  His artistry has been documented on no fewer than forty professional CD and DVD recordings for labels such as Sony, Hänssler, harmonia mundi, and Naxos; and on numerous television and radio broadcasts in the United States, Canada and abroad. He joined the Yale faculty in 2005 and serves as coordinator for the voice program in Early Music and Oratorio. 


The German School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
German School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Tina Ellison, Coordinator