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.
is a member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Director of the Bay
Area Collegium Musicum and Ensemble Pandore. David has appeared with
American Bach Soloists, Tafelmusik, the San Francisco Opera &
Symphony, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
& 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.
a specialist in the art song of the early seventeenth century he has
performed in lute song recitals throughout Europe and the United
States; he is guest conductor at the San Francisco Early Music Society
Medieval & Renaissance Workshop.