Mezzo-soprano Taylor Hillary Boykins earned her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was a protégé of Denyce Graves. The Michigan native has also studied in Italy and performed with regional opera companies, choruses, and orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Concert Opera, Annapolis Opera, and the Maryland Choral Society. Taylor maintains a busy schedule, currently working in Human Resources at Johns Hopkins Medicine while also serving as an administrator for The Denyce Graves Foundation. Her love of language has also led her to assist in editing a new book by anesthesiologist and author, Dr. Nabil Othman. In her copious spare time, Taylor enjoys sketching and painting in addition to archery practice with her bow, Beatrice.