Malcolm Taylor


Malcolm Taylor is a percussionist, educator, and photographer from the DMV area. Currently based out of State College, PA, he is a strong advocate for new music and collaborates with composers, artists, and dancers from diverse backgrounds. He is interested in theatrical percussion and interdisciplinary performance practices, most notably collaborating with the TU Theatre Department on the 2018 production of “Icarus at the Border: a meditation on monstrous appetites.” 

He is also a founding member of Matchstick Percussion, a percussion quartet based in the DC/Baltimore area dedicated to uplifting voices of underrepresented composers. The group actively commissions and collaborates with composers and tours their programs within Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Malcolm holds a Bachelors degree in Music Performance from Towson University and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Music at Penn State University where he is the Percussion Graduate Teaching Assistant. His teachers have included: Dr. Michelle Humphreys, Mark Craig, Mike Noonan, Marsha Becker, and Dr. Lee Hinkle. Away from music, Malcolm enjoys cooking (and related videos), tasting new teas, and exploring computer and electronics.

Malcolm is a founding member of percussion quartet, Matchstick. Click below to check out their website: