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.