Allison Taylor is a violist and graduate of the BYU Music Education program. She became the primary director of the BYU New Horizons Orchestra in 2016, having been associated with the group since 2012. Allison hails from Oregon. She and her husband Brett – also a BYU Music Education graduate – are the parents of two children.
Dr. Gordon Childs
Dr. Gordon Childs is Emeritus Professor of Music Education and Viola at the University of Wyoming. He is the founder of the American Fork Symphony in American Fork, Utah. Dr. Childs is renowned as a lecturer, editor, and performer of the viola d’amore. He is also founding assistant director of the BYU New Horizons Orchestra.
Dr. Samuel Tsugawa
Dr. Samuel Tsugawa is Associate Professor of Music Education at Brigham Young University. Having received numerous awards for teaching, he is recognized as one of the most successful school orchestra educators in the nation, having taught for 28 years in the Springville schools. He currently is President-elect of the Western Division of the National Association for Music Education, and pursues research in senior adult music learning, among other subjects.
Dr. Andrew H. Dabczynski
Dr. Andrew H. Dabczynski is Emeritus Professor of Music Education at Brigham Young University. In 2013, he was awarded the Joseph E. White Fellowship for Teaching and Learning by BYU for founding the BYU New Horizons Orchestra as a teacher-training model. His many arrangements, compositions, and teaching materials are performed and used throughout the world.