Curriculum Vitae


Machan Taylor-Curriculum Vitae

Performance History    
Freelance Vocalist for live and recording session work - Current
Gov't Mule National Performances- Backing Vocalist- select shows 2006-2016
Steve Tyrell-Backing Vocalist- Cafe Carlyle, NYC & Tour, 2008-2009
Rainforest Benefit Concert: Sting, Billy Joel, James Taylor Backing Vocals- Carnegie Hall, NYC, NY 2004
Aretha Franklin Backing Vocalist/Choir-special events, NYC, NY2000
Sting World Tour-Backing Vocalist on “Brand New Day”Tour 1999-2000
Bobby Caldwell-Backing Vocalist on Tour US & Japan Tour 1992-1994
HiroshimaWorld Tour, Lead Singer for Epic Recording group 1988-1991
Pink Floyd World Tour, Backing Vocalist on “Delicate Sound of Thunder”World Tour 1987-1988
George Benson, Backing Vocalist and Percussionist on Tour US & Europe, May-Aug 1987:
Pat Benetar- Backing Vocalist on “Seven the Hard Way” Tour US Tour, Jan-May 1986
Foreigner World-Choir Director/Backing Vocalist-“Agent Provacateur" World Tour Jan-Dec 1985
The Glenn Miller Orchestra World Tour-Female Lead Vocalist 1980-1982  

NYU-Steinhardt School of Arts, Education and Culture NYC, NY
Master of Music Theory and Composition w/ focus in Songwriting and Film Composing 2016
Bachelor of Science-Contemporary Vocal Performance
State University of New York-Empire State Saratoga Springs, NY 2013
Shenendoah University Winchester , VA  
Certificate-Level 3 Vocal Technique,Certification in The Lovetri Method of Somatic Voice Instruction     2011  

Teaching Experience        
Clive Davis School of Recorded Music-NYU NYC, NY Current
Adjunct Professor-Private Vocal Instructor-Performance Coach    
Teaching and operating a private vocal studio 1999-current
NYC and the Hudson Valley NY
Poughkeepsie Day School Poughkeepsie, NYJan 2007 to May 2009
Adjunct Vocal Teacher- Singing teacher for students K-12. Private and classroom
SAE-School of Studio Engineering NYC, NY -Sept 1999 to Dec 1999
Adjunct Music Teacher- Music teacher of basic music theory and music business for producers and recording engineers

Film Performances         
HIGHER GROUND (Dir: Vera Farmiga)

Theater Performance
Sansei at the Mark Taper Forum, LA 1992

TV Show Performances
The Grammy's 2000
Saturday Night Live
The Conan O'Brien Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Jay Leno The Tonight Show
The Pat Sajak Show
David Letterman The Late Show
Top of the Pops (UK) w/LuLu
National Lottery (UK)
Soul Train (US)
Soul Train-TGIF (UK)
Video Performances
Gov't Mule - multiple/various
Xmas Jam w. Stockholm Syndrome
Sting-Live at the Royal Albert Hall & The Grammy's 2000
Pink Floyd- A Delicate Sound of Thunder
Pat Benetar- La Belle Age
Bernie Taupin- A Friend of the Flag

Gov't Mule- Darkside of the Mule 2015
Machan "Motion of Love"2007
Gov't Mule-"Mighty High"2007
Gov't Mule-"Dub Side of the Mule"2006
Machan “Machan" debut solo release 2004
Hurt "Vol II" (Capital Records) 2003
Mark Portman "Driving Beverly Hills"2003
Moby "In My Heart" single 2003
Jason Becker "Tribute-Warmth in the Wilderness"2001
Eric Marionthal- "Eric Marionthal" 1993
Leonard Cohen "The Future" 1992
South Gang "Tainted Angel" 1991
Hiroshima "East" 1990
REO Speedwagon "The Earth, The Man"1990
Pink Floyd "The Delicate Sound of Thunder" live 1989
Neil Schon "Late Night" 1989
Belinda Carlisle "Runaway Horses" 1989
Bernie Taupin "Tribe" 1987
Morris Day "Love Signs" 12" single 1985
Cheri Brandon 1985
Erroll Sober 1979

Movie Soundtracks-Vocal Performances
Peace, Love and Understanding dir. Bruce Beresford 2011
Higher Ground dir. Vera Farmiga 2011
Looking for an Echo 1998
Natural Born Killers 1994
Home Alone 2 1992
Perfect Weapon 1991
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989
Pass The Ammunition 1988
Secret of My Success 1987
The Nightman 1994
Looking for an Echo 1998
Composer Credits
Boyhood 2015
Trixie 2000
American Beauty 1999

TV & Radio Commercials (vocalist)
Oil of Olay
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Pantene Shampoo
Holiday Health Spa
Payless Shoes
Shop Rite
Old Milwaukee Beers

Adjunct Teachers Union NY Local 7902
Musicians Union Local 802