Member Profile: Eve Taylor

Eve Taylor

Eve’s favorite things about Sonoro are the people, learning new music, and performances.

Eve began singing in the 6th grade, and continued with choral and solo work throughout high school and college. She began vocal instruction at age 15, and was fortunate to be selected to attend Tulane University Choir the following year. She will never forget the excitement of learning Carmina Burana performed with full orchestra and dancers! Her first experience singing opera was when she was selected to attend a young artist music camp in Vermont. Her passion for classical singing and opera persisted, although her singing took a 25-year break. Eve joined Sonoro in 2013, and sings Soprano 1.

Eve holds dual citizenship, French and US. Her mother and sister eventually became US citizens. Her father was a concert pianist, composer, author, and professor. He left his family when Eve was born, and later died in a car accident. Both Eve and her sister had to attend Catholic boarding schools while her mother worked three jobs to support them. These were the days of no childcare centers! Eve was finally able to live at home in the ninth grade.  Her mother was a beloved French teacher in New Orleans, and became somewhat of a celebrity for her incredibly successful and unique teaching methods. She was given the Keys to the City by the Mayor, plus a special chair with inscription and a week of parties celebrating her retirement! When Eve went out with her mother, people would shout out, ”Hey, Madame”!

Eve waitressed during college. She attended nursing school for her BSN degree, and began to work as a psychiatric RN in Denver in 1977. She has worked the gamut: locked hold and treat units, therapeutic units, adolescent units, eating disorder units, drug and alcohol, geriatric, Air Force nursing, home mental health, and finally at an outpatient clinic. Eve also has a degree in radio broadcasting. She began as a DJ in Aspen at KSPN FM when it was album-oriented rock, and became the production manager after six months, when she became responsible for making the commercials (this was her favorite task). She also worked at KEYV FM in 1988 in Las Vegas, which was jazz/new age format.

Eve has been married for 21 years to her handsome pilot husband; they met at Travis Air Force base, and he currently works for American Airlines.

Eve’s favorite musicians are Rene Fleming, Elina Garanča, Sondra Radvanovsky, Maria Callas, and Diana Damrau. Her hobbies include making jewelry, cooking, gardening, walking, and voice lessons.

Other favorites:

Color: Greens, Blues, Golds, Grey and Rose

Season: Fall

Animal: lover of all animals, especially Cats

Food:  Carbs and cheese!

Musical instrument: Voice, Piano, Drums

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