My name is Taylor Mermoud. I am 17 years old and have been studying the harp for 11 years under the instruction of Dr. Erzsebet Gaal Rinne. I have participated in the New World Youth Orchestra for 3 years and the Indianapolis Orchestra Side by Side Program in 2020.
I have had the pleasure of placing first in the 2016 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Scholarship Competition with several honorable mentions since. I have also had the pleasure of winning the 2019 and 2021 Indiana Federation of Music Clubs Junior Instrumentalist Competition and the 2019 Sweeney Summer Camp Scholarship. I placed third in the 2020 Baku Music Academy’s First International Competition of Performers and received an outstanding performance award for 2020 National Federation of Music Clubs Festival. In the Great Composers Competitions I have placed as follows: Handel (2nd Place), Music of America (2nd Place), Music of Europe (2nd Place).
You can find Taylor’s 2021 Romantic Music Competition Harp performance here.
You can find Taylor’s 2022 Classical Music Competition harp performance here.