Scholars Spotlight: Eric MacTaggart

Continuing the new feature, profiling this year’s new crop of University Music Scholars: this week, trombonist Eric MacTaggart.


As an undergraduate, I studied music education and music performance at the University of Iowa, where I played in various jazz bands, concert bands, and orchestras. After graduating from Iowa, I was a band director in Idaho for two years and was able to perform in a ska band and the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra.

I came to the University of Kent for the Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics Masters program, but was excited to find an active Music Society on campus where I could continue to stay active in music.

It is great to keep up with my playing in the various bands and orchestra here and I am looking forward to performing in the Canterbury Cathedral and taking trombone lessons with renowned musicians in London.

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