Taylor Boone

CountertenorA.J. Fletcher Opera Institute

Taylor Mason Boone is establishing himself as a countertenor, having initially studied as a tenor, and has been described as having a "fine and finished voice" by the Classical Voice of North Carolina. He made his professional debut as a countertenor in December 2017 with the Mozart Club’s annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah. 

In 2016, he sang the roles of Vezinet and Achille di Rosalba in Nino Rota's "Il cappello di paglia di Firenze" and Don Octave in P.D.Q. Bach's "The Stoned Guest" with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

At the age of fifteen, Boone received a Student Artist Encouragement Award after singing for a master class with Maestro Peter Mark and Joe Walsh in Norfolk, Virginia. This award led to his first professional contract with the Lyric Opera of Virginia, where he was the youngest member of the opera chorus during their opening production of Giuseppe Verdi's "La traviata."  He most recently was awarded an encouragement award from the North Carolina District of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions.

During his studies in Winston Salem, Mr. Boone has performed in the opera chorus for various productions at Piedmont Opera and is currently the Alto Section Leader at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston Salem. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree in May of 2018 from UNCSA.