Conductor. Music Director. Performer. Leader.
Chuck Taft is a music director, conductor, and performer living, working, and learning in Western North Carolina. His wide-ranging work includes music directing for theater and opera, orchestral and choral conducting, vocal and piano performance, and music ministry. In his academic work, he focuses on exploring the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical impacts of choral participation on an aging population, with the aim of using scholarship to improve practice and, ultimately, the lives of parishioners. Guiding his work across all these disciplines is Chuck's core belief in "people over process," a commitment to valuing the needs of the individual above those of organizations. Led by this belief, Chuck moves daily between classrooms, sanctuaries, and rehearsal halls, cheerfully helping the people around him find joy and express their truth through music.
Header photo by Anthony Harden of Alt Media Pros.