David Tayler received his B.A. in music and interdisciplinary studies from Hunter College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied with Philip Brett, Richard Crocker, Alan Curtis, Daniel Heartz and Joseph Kerman.
David Tayler is a member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Director of the Bay Area Collegium Musicum and Ensemble
Pandore. He has appeared with the American Bach Soloists, Tafelmusik, San Francisco Opera
& San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival and Freiburger Barockorchester and Concerto Köln, among others, and has recorded over sixty discs for Magnatune, BIS, Harmonia Mundi, Koch International, ORF, Sony, Reference, Arabesque, BMG, RCA, Musica Omnia and Teldec.
As a specialist in the art song of the early 17th century David Tayler has performed in lute song recitals throughout Europe and the USA; he is guest conductor at the San Francisco Early Music Society Medieval & Renaissance Workshop.