Kelli Taylor

Kelli Taylor

Bachelor of Music Education, UCO 2004
Master of Music, UCO 2011
2016 HCP Teacher of the Year

Kelli Taylor attended the University of Central Oklahoma, earning her Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education in May of 2004. She graduated from UCO Summa Cum Laude and was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (top 10% of the freshman class), Kappa Delta Pi (educational honor organization) and Alpha Chi (top 10% of the junior and senior classes).

Kelli earned her Master's in Music from UCO in summer 2011.

During her time at UCO, Kelli performed with the marching band both as a flutist and a percussionist, the concert band, the wind ensemble, the symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, flute ensemble, as well as various other solo and small ensemble pursuits. 

Currently, Kelli directs the band and orchestra, advises the online student news site and yearbook, and teaches Journalism and Digital Media. During her time with these groups, Kelli has received thousands of dollars in grant money, the band and orchestra have competed at numerous contests, and her students have been recognized across the state as musicians, writers, and journalists. This will be her 16th year with HCP, and 17th teaching. In the spring of 2016, she was honored with the title of HCP Teacher of the Year.

Kelli is an active member of OMEA, CODA, and Oklahoma Scholastic Media.


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