Jeremy Meddows-Taylor BMus (Hons)
Jeremy Meddows-Taylor is a freelance musician and educator based in the South West of England, having graduated from Cardiff University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree. As a conductor, arranger, percussionist and trombonist, he has performed with a variety of leading ensembles in both South Wales and his native Cornwall.
Jeremy was a percussionist and soloist with the Camborne and Tongwynlais Temperance Bands, before he was invited to join the world famous Cory Band by Dr. Robert Childs in 2010. As a member of Cory, he performed across Europe in some of the world's finest concert halls, played on numerous CD recordings, and celebrated victories at the Welsh Regional, Brass in Concert, British Open and European Championships. He was also a tutor for the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea. At Cardiff University, Jeremy performed regularly with their Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Contemporary Music Group.
In September 2010, Jeremy was appointed Musical Director of the Cardiff University Big Band and became a founder of the Students' Union Jazz Society a year later. He also conducted the Cardiff University Brass Band for two years alongside his good friend, Martin Humphries. His passion and ambition for each ensemble led them to new levels, seeing the Big Band perform at renowned jazz festivals, and the Brass Band achieve a podium place at the University Championships of Great Britain.
Currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Cardiff University, Jeremy has returned to Cornwall for a teaching placement at Helston Community College. He is also delighted to have been appointed Musical Director of Heyl Town Band and a tutor at Cornwall Youth Brass Band.