Bio

Last update: 2014

OPERA: My first opera, Abinadi, was premiered, filmed and broadcast by Brigham Young University in 2003. I then self-produced, directed and performed in my second opera, The Other Wise Man : a chamber opera in one-act, based on the story by Henry Van Dyke, in 2006-7. My third opera, based on George MacDonald’s fairy tale, The Giant’s Heart, is a work in progress. In 2013-14 I worked on co-writing a number of songs for Mark Stoddard’s Strangers in Nauvoo musical.

ART SONG: Some of the song cycles I’ve written include a teaming with The American Fork Arts Council Press to set poems by 10 living Utah-based poets; the result was a set of songs entitled, 3 Floors to the Grass. Other song cycle premieres include the Moon Songs on poems of Vachel Lindsay (winner of the Vera Hinckley Mayhew Composition Contest) by soprano Heather Chipman and pianist Dwight BiglerA Light that Shames the Noonday Sun at the BYU 200th birthday celebration of Joseph Smith Jr. by tenor Lawrence Vincent and pianist Scott Holden, and All Heaven and it was One Hour Old (based on the Christmas poetry of Katherine Tynan) by soprano Venicia Wilson and pianist Lynn Jemison-Keisker.

VOCALIST: As a baritone, I’ve performed leading roles in Cosi Fan TuttiTartuffeThe Merry Wives of Windsor, as well as my own operas Abinadi and The Other Wise Man. Nevertheless, I was raised on musical theater, and most recently performed in that genre as Rev. Shaw Moore in a 2010 production of Footloose (other roles include The Manager in Damn Yankees and Bumble in Oliver). I was a featured singer at the Aaron Copland 100th Birthday Celebration at BYU, and have performed-championed the work of other living composers at the Utah Mid-Winter Song Festival and concerts of The Salty Cricket Composers Collective. I’ve also performed as a soloist with The American Fork SymphonyUtah Premiere BrassUtah/Idaho Performing Arts CompanyDraper Historic Theatre and the Timpanogos Chorale as well as at various private and community gatherings (Pony Express Days, Colonial Days, Utah State Fair, Freedom Festival, etc.).

COMMUNITY: In service, I was one of the co-founders of the The Salty Cricket Composers Collective in Salt Lake City which three-four times a year performs concerts of works by composers residing in Utah, as well as was the founder of the Utah Mid-Winter Song Festival, produced in conjunction with the American Fork Arts Council. In addition, my wife and I served three years as the coordinators for American Fork’s Concerts in the Park series.

CHORAL WORKS & CONDUCTING: My choral compositions, available at ChoirWorks.com, have been performed across the globe, and are informed by my vocal training and extensive experience as a choral conductor. I currently direct The American Fork Children’s Choir (I am a Kodaly-certified developmental music education specialist). I served for three years as the associate conductor for the Timpanogos Chorale. Other choral experience includes conducting the American Fork Hillcrest Stake Choir, various congregational choirs from 1990-2009, the Phoenix Rising Chamber Choir, as well as being the student conductor for Fountain Valley High School in 1989-90. I’ve sung in a number of highly skilled choral organizations including the Phoenix Rising Chamber Choir, Timpanogos Chorale, BYU Concert Choir, Chapman College Chamber Singers, St. Wilfred’s Episcopal Choir, St. James Episcopal Choir, Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Choir, Orange County Youth Choir, Orange County Honor Choir, FVHS Troubadours and FVHS Concert Choir.

RECORDINGS: My discography includes the 2011 release of 3 Floors to the Grass, the Christmas-themed EP All Heaven and it was One Hour Old, featuring soprano Venicia Wilson and pianist Lynn Jemison-Keisker as well as two solo albums, American Revolutions and children’s album Thirteen for Halloween. These albums and many of my scores are available at MRyanTaylor.com.

UKULELE: In 2012 I founded the Utah Uke Fest (Utah’s first ukulele festival) and continue to organize it on a yearly basis. I also direct UFO HUM (Ukes for Others: Happy Ukulele Movement) a performance/service group for intermediate ukulele players that performs for local audiences and area rest homes. I’ve taught hundreds of children, teens, adults and seniors how to play the ukulele through ‘Ukulele Bootcamp’s and am the author of the 123 Ukulele Play! curriculum adopted by Arts Educated, as well as a number of ukulele books and materials for beginning players. Visit my Amazon Author Page for M. Ryan Taylor for a complete listing of title. Visit UkulelePlay.com for more info on my ukulele endeavors.

EDUCATION: I’ve completed a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and a Master of Music degree in composition from Brigham Young University. I’ve studied conducting with Mack Wilberg, Ronald Staheli, Zsuzsanna Mindszenty, Marvin Taylor and Brett Rassmussen. I was also fortunate enough to study composition with my mentor and friend, David Sargent, as well as Stephen Jones, Murray Boren and Michael Hicks.

Education

  • 2002 – Master of Music in Composition : Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
  • 2000 – Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance : Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Commissions, Partnerships and Awards

  • 2013 commission to write a choral work for the Cambiata singers of AF Jr. High.
  • 2013 commission to co-write songs for the musical Strangers in Nauvoo.
  • 2013 commission to write the 123 Ukulele Play! curriculum by Arts Educated.
  • 2011 partnership with The American Fork Arts Council Press to produce a CD of 3 Floors to the Grass : art song settings of poems by ten Utah-based poets.
  • 2011 worked with Utah Opera’s Music! Words! Opera! program to help children write their own opera to perform.
  • 2005  partnership with the Timpanogos Chorale and the Utah Premiere Brass to perform a new arrangement of “The March of the Three Kings.”
  • 2005 commission to work with native New Zealander Te Rina Pomare to transcribe and orchestrate Maui : The Legendary Journey for the Imagination Celebration in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2005 worked with Utah Festival Opera’s Opera by Children program to help children write their own opera to perform.
  • 2003 partnership with BYU Broadcasting in Provo, Utah to tape the BYU production of Abinadi : a music-drama in two acts for broadcast on KBYU and BYUTV.
  • 2001 Barlow Endowment Funded Composition Scholarship.
  • 2000 Winner of the Vera Hinckley Mayhew Composition Competition.
  • 1998-2000 Ariel Bybee Scholarship Recipient.
  • 1990 1st Place in the Young Singer of the Year Competition.

Selected Premieres & Performances

  • June 2014 – Strangers in Nauvoo : a musical (selected songs co-written by M. Ryan Taylor and Mark Stoddard), produced and performed in Spanish Fork, UT.
  • March 2014 – Joy! Joy! Joy!, performed by the Cambiata singers of American Fork Jr. High.
  • December 2013 – Scene 2 from The Giant’s Heart, performed at the Salty Cricket Composer Collective’s Broadway Bound? concert and EVE in Salt Lake City.
  • April 2013 – This is the Day!, performed by the chamber choir of Juan Diego Catholic High School.
  • June 2013 – Ten Tone Twisters, performed by the Intermuse Academy Chamber Choir at Brigham Young University.
  • April 29, 2011 – 3 Floors to the Grass, performed by sopranos Venicia Wilson, Andrea da Silva, Kimberlee Talbot, Valaura Arnold, mezzo Ivalani Bradshaw, baritone M Ryan Taylor and pianist Heidi Rodeback at The American Fork Arts Council Press Gala celebrating the release of Utah Voices 2011 : a literary annual and the accompanying commemorative CD, 3 Floors to the Grass.
  • March 12, 2011 – All Heaven and it Was One Hour Old : a cycle of five songs on the Christmas Poetry of Katherine Tynan, performed by soprano Venicia Wilson and pianist Lynn Keisker at the Songs of the American West festival in Conway, Arkansas.
  • November 30, 2010 – Cerulean Rag for Tuba and Piano, performed by tubist Benjamin Ordaz and pianist Cloe Hewett. Also, The Word for Brass Quintet and Baritone Vocalist, performed by trumpeters Sara Marchetti, Seretta Hart, french horn Jeb Wallace, trombonist Joe Chisolm, tubist Benjamin Ordaz and vocalist M Ryan Taylor at The Salty Cricket Composer Collective’s Big Brass Show at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • November 6, 2010 – She Was Dressed in a Song About Angels and Starlight, performed by M Ryan Taylor and Erik Nielsen at The Salty Cricket Composer Collective’s Melange II at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • October 27, 2009 – Three Quodlibets for a Gaggle of Ghouls, performed by the Episcopal High School Choirs directed by Brian Vaughn in Bellaire, Texas.
  • April 11, 2009 – What is Music? : an audience participation piece. Also, Frogbot in Love : electro-acoustic and video, screened at The Salty Cricket Composer Collective’s Melange I at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • June 14, 2008 – Small World Fantasies : Three Movements for String Quartet, performed by The Stradivarius String Quartet at The Salty Cricket Composer Collective’s Stridulation Concert at The Salt Lake City Recital hall in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • February 23, 2008 – All Heaven and it was One Hour Old : a cycle of five songs based on the Christmas poetry of Katherine Tynan, performed by soprano Venicia Wilson and pianist Lynn Keisker at the Salty Cricket Composer Collective Inaugural Concert at The Pickle Company in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • December 15-16 & 21-3, 2006 & January 6, 2007 – The Other Wise Man : a chamber opera in one-act, performed by tenor Brian Manternach, sopranos Venicia Wilson, Lynnette Owens, Janilyn Anderson, baritones Gary Gerber, M Ryan Taylor and pianist Cloe Hewitt. Venues included The Provo Tabernacle and the Salt Lake City Recital Hall.
  • January 12, 2006 – A Light that Shames the Noonday Sun : a cycle of five songs based on the visionary writings of Joseph Smith Jr., performed by tenor Lawrence Vincent and pianist Scott Holden at a concert celebrating the 200th birthday of Joseph Smith Jr. at the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center in Provo, Utah.
  • October 23 – November 1, 2003 – Abinadi : an Opera in Two Acts based on the story from the Book of Mormon, performed by the Brigham Young University School of Fine Arts and Communications opera department, Lawrence Vincent directing and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, with Kory Katseanes conducting, at the De Jong Concert Hall in Provo, Utah.
  • 2000 – Fantasy for Organ performed by Neil Thornock
  • February 23, 2000 – The Moon Songs (winner of the Vera Hinckley Mayhew compositon competition), performed by soprano Heather Chipman and pianist Dwight Bigler at the Madsen Recital Hall in Provo, Utah.
  • 1999 – Carnival Processional, performed by The Chicago Brass Choir in Chicago, Illinois.

Producing, Conducting & Presenting

  • 2014 Musical Director for Strangers in Nauvoo.
  • 2011, and presently, Associate Director : Timpanogos Chorale.
  • 2011 Soloist and Presenter : Songs of the American West festival, Conway, Arkansas.
  • 2010, and presently, Director : American Fork Children’s Choir, American Fork Arts Council, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2010, and presently, Stake Music Chairman : American Fork Hillcrest Stake, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2009, and presently, Master of Ceremonies : American Fork Concerts in the Park, American Fork Arts Council, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2009 Producer : Utah Mid-Winter Song Festival, a series of 7 concerts at Historic City Hall, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2008, and presently, Chairman : Salty Cricket Composer Collective, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2008 Producer and Conductor : Twelfth Night Celebration featuring The American Fork Children’s Choir and Phoenix Rising at the Alpine Tabernacle, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2008 Producer and Conductor : A Community Easter Celebration featuring The Timpanogos Chorale, The American Fork Children’s Choir and Phoenix Rising at the Alpine Tabernacle, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2008 Director : Phoenix Rising Chamber Choir, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2007 Producer : Sing a New Song, Ruth Ellis and Scott Holden perform the songs of LDS composers at Historic City Hall, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2007 Producer : Opera in a Month Competition Winners Concert at Historic City Hall, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2007 Producer : Sacred Voice 2007 Competition Winners Concert at Historic City Hall, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2007 Producer : A Portrait of the Artist, James Joyce in Word and Song performed by Brian Manternach and Cloe Hewett at Historic City Hall, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2007 Producer : If Music be the Food of Love, a Valentines concert at Historic City Hall, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2006-7 Producer : The Other Wise Man : a chamber opera in one-act, performed by tenor Brian Manternach, sopranos Venicia Wilson, Lynnette Owens, Janilyn Anderson, baritones Gary Gerber, M Ryan Taylor and pianist Cloe Hewitt. Venues included The Provo Tabernacle and the Salt Lake City Recital Hall in Utah.
  • 2006 Producer : Wicked Good! a benefit for the Shropshire Music Foundation at Northampton House, American Fork, Utah.
  • 2005 Conductor : Maui, the Legendary Journey for the Imagination Celebration at Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2003-9 Director: Hillcrest 5th Ward Choir, American Fork, Utah.

Discography

  • 2014 – These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For (Single)
  • 2011 – 3 Floors to the Grass
  • 2010 – All Heaven and it Was One Hour Old
  • 2009 – American Revolutions
  • 2005 – O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
  • 2005 – Thanksgiving!
  • 2005 – Thirteen for Halloween

Selected Works up to 2011

Does not include arrangements for voice or choir.

  • In Progress – The Giant’s Heart : a multimedia micro opera
  • 2011 – 3 Floors to the Grass : settings of poems by ten Utah poets for Voice and Piano
  • 2010 – The Word for Brass Quintet and Baritone Vocalist
  • 2010 – She is Dressed in a Song About Angels and Starlight for Voice, Guitar and Bass Guitar
  • 2010 – The Morning Breaks : a new setting of the text by Parley P. Pratt for Baritone and Piano
  • 2010 – Father, We Thank Thee for SATB Choir and Piano
  • 2010 – Ring! Bells Ring! for SATB Choir
  • 2010 – “Welcome,” said the Spider for SA Choir and Piano
  • 2009 – Thoreau : electro-acoustic
  • 2009 – Three Quodlibets for a Gaggle of Ghouls for SATB Choir and Percussion
  • 2009 – Still a Lion, Still a Lamb for Voice and Piano
  • 2008 – Small World Fantasies : Three Movements for String Quartet
  • 2008 – Cerulean Rag for Tuba and Piano
  • 2008 – Harvest Hymn for SATB Choir
  • 2008 – Joseph, Thou Son of David for SATB Choir
  • 2008 – The Snowman Song for SA Choir and Piano
  • 2007 – The Three Kings for SATB Choir
  • 2007 – Ode to a Fruitcake for SATB Choir and Piano
  • 2007 – Wonderful! is in the Stable for SATB Choir and Celeste
  • 2007 – Mary’s Manger Song for SSA Choir and Piano
  • 2006 – The Other Wise Man : an opera in one-act
  • 2006 – Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning for SATB Choir, Piano and Oboe
  • 2006 – Sir Christemasse for SATB Choir and Acoustic Guitar
  • 2006 – The Fruit is Sweet for SATB Choir and Piano
  • 2006 – All Heaven and it was One Hour Old : a cycle of five songs of the Christmas poetry of Katherine Tynan
  • 2006 – On Bethlehem’s Silent Plain for TTBB Choir
  • 2006 – Wonderful! is in the Stable for SATB Choir, Piano and Soprano Soloist
  • 2006 – Lee-Loo-Lye : a Christmas Lullaby for SSA Choir and Piano
  • 2005 – A Light that Shames the Noonday Sun : a cycle of five songs on the visionary writings of Joseph Smith Jr.
  • 2005 – Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake! : a new setting for TTBB Choir
  • 2004 – All Good Gifts for SATB Choir and Piano
  • 2004 – O Sing a Song of Bethlehem : a children’s songbook
  • 2004 – Thanksgiving! : a children’s songbook
  • 2004 – Thirteen for Halloween : a children’s songbook
  • 2003 – Abinadi : a music drama in two acts based on the story from The Book of Mormon
  • 2003 – Behold! the Harvest Wide Extends for SATB Choir and Piano
  • 2003 – Leafs from The Diary of an Old Soul : a cycle of five songs on the poetry of George MacDonald
  • 2002 – The Terline Tree for Treble Voice and Guitar
  • 2002 – Sir Christemasse for SSATB Choir and Guitar
  • 2002 – Tyrlow, Tyrloo, Tyrle for SATB Choir and String Quartet
  • 2002 – Then I Was Glad for SSATBB Choir Acappella
  • 2002 – Frogbot in Love : electro-acoustic
  • 2002 – Pan Among the Reeds : A Drama for Musicians and Dancers
  • 2002 – Song for Oboe and Vibraphone
  • 2001 – Et in Terra Pax Variations for String Quartet (rev. 2008)
  • 2001 – Seven Voices in the Eleventh Hour : electro-acoustic
  • 2001 – Overtones for Concert Band
  • 2000 – The Water Grasses for Voice and Piano (rev. 2008)
  • 2000 – The Necromancer : a fugue macabre for Piano or Organ
  • 2000 – Yashepheh for Winds, Percussion and Piano
  • 2000 – aFteR bABbiTT scREamEd : adventures in a serial slaughterhouse for Piano
  • 1999 – The Moon Songs : a cycle of seven songs on the moon poetry of Vachel Lindsay
  • 1999 – Fantasy for Organ
  • 1999 – Carnival Processional for Brass Choir
  • 1998 – Lions, Spiders and Flies : two songs on the poetry of Vachel Lindsay (rev. 2005)
  • 1998 – La Belle Dame sans Merci : a cycle of three songs on the poem by John Keats
  • 1998 – The Song of Wandering Aengus for Voice and Piano (rev. 2006)
  • 1997 – Three Peaces for SATB Choir and Soprano Solo
  • 1997 – Two Early Songs : Come, Let us Kiss and Part & Happy is the Man for Voice and Piano

Selected Performances before 2011

  • April 29, 2011 – 3 Floors to the Grass, performed by sopranos Venicia Wilson, Andrea da Silva, Kimberlee Talbot, Valaura Arnold, mezzo Ivalani Bradshaw, baritone M Ryan Taylor and pianist Heidi Rodeback in American Fork, Utah.
  • March 5, 2011 – All Good Gifts, performed by the Pine Mountain Branch, Columbus, Georgia Stake.
  • February 27, 2011 – All Good Gifts, performed by Ballarat Central Uniting Church of Victoria, Australia.
  • December 17, 2010 – Mary’s Manger Song, performed by sopranos Leah Eckstrom and Wendy Moran, alto Amy Eckstrom Velez and pianist Kari Burr in Corona, California.
  • December 16, 2010 – Mary’s Manger Song, performed by Westfield High School in Spring, Texas.
  • December 7, 2010 – Wonderful! is in the Stable, performed by Arnold HIll School at St Mark’s Church, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • December 5, 2010 – The Snowman Song, performed by The Senior Choir, Westminster United Church in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
  • November 24, 2010 – Father, We Thank Thee, performed by St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • November 23, 2010 – All Good Gifts, performed by an Interfaith Community Choir at La Grange Assembly of God Church in La Grange, Kentucky.
  • November 21, 2010 – All Good Gifts, performed by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Choir of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • November 21, 2010 – All Good Gifts, performed by the 10th Ward Choir in Kuna, Idaho.
  • September 26, 2010 – The Fruit is Sweet, performed by the Baltimore University Ward Choir in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • August 22, 2010 – All Good Gifts, performed by the Old First Presbyterian Church Choir in San Francisco, California.
  • May 30, 2010 – The Fruit is Sweet, performed by the Euclid Ward Choir in Fullerton, California.
  • March 26, 2010 – All Heaven and it Was One Hour Old : a cycle of five songs on the Christmas Poetry of Katherine Tynan, performed by soprano Venicia Wilson and pianist Lynn Keisker at the Utah Mid-Winter Song Festival in American Fork, Utah.
  • February 29, 2010 – The Moon Songs : a cycle of seven songs on the moon poetry of Vachel Lindsay, performed by soprano Venicia Wilson at the Utah Mid-Winter Song Festival in American Fork, Utah.
  • December 20, 2009 – Mary’s Manger Song, performed by the Shenandoah Valley Ward Choir in Winchester, Virginia.
  • December 20, 2009 – Mary’s Manger Song, performed by Jana Weaver, Kristi Moultrie and Candice Worthington in Syracuse, Utah.
  • December 12, 2009 – The Snowman Song, performed by The Red Pines Choir in Spanish Fork, Utah.
  • December 9 & 10, 2009 – The Snowman Song, performed by the grade 3 choirs of Donald C. Jamieson Academy, Salt Pond, Newfoundland, Canada.
  • December 7-8, 2009 – The Other Wise Man : a chamber opera in one-act, performed by the Utah/Idaho Performing Arts Company, directed by Joey Calkins, starring tenor Brian Manternach with pianist Cloe Hewitt at the Midvale Performing Arts Center in Midvale, Utah.
  • November 26, 2009 – All Good Gifts, performed by Church of the Holy Spirit Women’s Choir in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
  • November 25, 2009 – Peace I Leave With You, performed by members of four church choirs at Trinity Church in Lime Rock, Connecticut.
  • November 22, 2009 – All Good Gifts, performed by the Jeannette McAllister Choir.
  • November 20 & 21, 2009 – Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake!, performed by the Staines Stake Choir in Staines, United Kingdom.
  • October 27, 2009 – Three Quodlibets for a Gaggle of Ghouls, performed by the Episcopal High School Choirs directed by Brian Vaughn in Bellaire, Texas.
  • September 27, 2009 – All Good Gifts, performed by Saint Gabriel’s Church Choir in La Romain, Trinidad.
  • September 25, 2009 – The Snowman Song, performed by the Angel and Archangel Choir of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • August 28, 2009 – The Moon Songs : a cycle of seven songs on the moon poetry of Vachel Lindsay, performed by soprano Venicia Wilson at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • August 7, 2009 – Harvest Hymn, performed by the Bay Presbyterian Church Summer Choir in Bay Village, Ohio.
  • June 22, 2009 – Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake!, performed by the Elder’s Choir of the LDS Manilla Mission in Manilla, Philippines.
  • June 12, 2009 –  All Good Gifts, performed by the United Methodist Annual Conference Choir at Saint Paul United Methodist Church of Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • October 31, 2008 – 13 Songs from Thirteen for Halloween, performed by Vandenberg Middle School Choir in Santa Barbara, California.
  • June 14, 2008 – Small World Fantasies : Three Movements for String Quartet, performed by The Stradivarius String Quartet at The Salty Cricket Composer Collective’s Stridulation Concert at The Salt Lake City Recital hall in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • February 23, 2008 – All Heaven and it was One Hour Old : a cycle of five songs based on the Christmas poetry of Katherine Tynan, performed by soprano Venicia Wilson and pianist Lynn Keisker at the Salty Cricket Composer Collective Inaugural Concert at The Pickle Company in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • January 5th, 2008 – Three Choral Selections : Wonderful! is in the Stable (2007), Sir Christemasse,  and Ode to a Fruitcake, performed by the Phoenix Rising Chamber Choir at the American Fork Tabernacle in American Fork, Utah.
  • February, 2007 – Rise Up Saints in Joy and Gladness, performed by the Anacortes Ward Choir in Anacortes, Washington.
  • December 15-16 & 21-3, 2006 & January 6, 2007 – The Other Wise Man : a chamber opera in one-act, performed by tenor Brian Manternach, sopranos Venicia Wilson, Lynnette Owens, Janilyn Anderson, baritones Gary Gerber, M Ryan Taylor and pianist Cloe Hewitt. Venues included The Provo Tabernacle in Provo, Utah and the Salt Lake City Recital Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • December 4, 2006 – He that Shall Make Life Everlasting (excerpt from The Other Wise Man : a chamber opera in one-act), performed the American Fork Symphony, tenor Brian Manternach and baritone M Ryan Taylor at American Fork Middle School in American Fork, UT.
  • December 4, 2006 – He that Shall Make Life Everlasting & We Look for a Son of David (excerpts from The Other Wise Man : a chamber opera in one-act), performed tenor Brian Manternach, baritone M Ryan Taylor and soprano Lynnette Owens at an Italian Evening at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Park City, UT.
  • October 23, 2006 – 7 Songs from Thirteen for Halloween & The Spider and the Ghost of the Fly, performed by The American Fork Children’s Choir, baritone M Ryan Taylor, Soloists, pianist Cloe Hewett and Audience at Wicked Good! : a benefit to raise money for the Shropshire Music Foundation at Northampton House in American Fork, Utah.
  • September 6th, 2006 – Peace I Leave with You & The Lord Bless Thee and Keep Thee, performed by Missauga Ward Choir in Missauga, Ontario, Canada.
  • January 12, 2006 – A Light that Shames the Noonday Sun : a cycle of five songs based on the visionary writings of Joseph Smith Jr., performed by tenor Lawrence Vincent and pianist Scott Holden at a concert celebrating the 200th birthday of Joseph Smith Jr. at the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center in Provo, Utah.
  • October 23, 2005 – The Fruit is Sweet, performed by baritone M Ryan Taylor at the Country Crossing 7th Ward in South Jordan, Utah.
  • August 28, 2005 – All Good Gifts, performed by baritone M Ryan Taylor and pianist Heidi Rodeback at The LDS Musicians Sunday Devotional at the American Fork Developmental Chapel in American Fork, Utah.
  • October 23 – November 1, 2003 – Abinadi : an Opera in Two Acts based on the story from the Book of Mormon, performed by the Brigham Young University School of Fine Arts and Communications opera department, Lawrence Vincent directing and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, Kory Katseanes conducting at the De Jong Concert Hall in Provo, Utah.
  • February 23, 2000 – The Moon Songs (winner of the Vera Hinckley Mayhew compositon competition), performed by soprano Heather Chipman and pianist Dwight Bigler at the Madsen Recital Hall in Provo, Utah.
  • 1999 – Carnival Processional, performed by The Chicago Brass Choir in Chicago, Illinois.