Taylor Vulgamore


Oboist and educator Taylor Vulgamore joined Illinois Wesleyan University as Adjunct Oboe Instructor in the fall of 2020. As an active performer, she has performed throughout the Midwest and Idaho in ensembles such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, and more. Dr. Vulgamore has given performances in highly esteemed venues such as Chicago’s Symphony Center and New York’s Lincoln Center. She has taught sectionals, master classes, private lessons, and was an instructor for the University of Illinois Double Reed Camp in 2018.

Dr. Vulgamore received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a cognate in Music Theory in December 2019, where she studied under Professor John Dee. Her doctoral project is entitled It’s Not Just Intonation: The Role and Possibilities of the Oboe in Microtonal Works by Tristan Murail and Toby Twining, giving in-depth theorical analysis of two works and a thorough discussion on microtonal potentials for the oboe. During her doctorate, Dr. Vulgamore was awarded the Bill A. Nugent Fellowship and the Oboe Studio Teaching Assistantship. She holds a Master of Music from UIUC and Bachelor of Music from Boise State University, where she studied with Dr. Jeanne Belfy.