James W. Taylor is the Interim Associate Director of Bands. His duties at USC include drill design and working with the “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” Marching Band, directing basketball bands, conducting the University Band, and teaching courses in the music education curriculum. He holds a Master of Music in Instrumental Conductng from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Taylor has several years experience teaching in the public schools of East Tennessee as both a middle and high school band director. Mr. Taylor's other teaching experiences include brass instruction for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps of Rosemont, Illinois, three years with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps of Casper, Wyoming, and he is an alumnus of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio.