- Ph.D.,Ethnomusicology, University of Edinburgh, 2002
- M.A.(Summa Cum Laude), Missions, Intercultural Studies and Ethnomusicology, Wheaton College, 1992
- B.Mus. equivalent (Tagore gold medal), Violin/Piano Performance, Royal College of Music London, 1977
- Professional Qualifications: FTCL, 1974; LRSM, 1972; ARCM, 1977
- Certified Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL International, 2012-present
- Editor, Ethno-Info Anthropology Journal, SIL Africa Area, 2007-present
- Anthropology Coordinator, SIL Africa Area, 2006-present
- Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, SIL Africa Area, 2006-present
- Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL Africa Area, 2006-present
- Lecturer, European Training Programme UK, Ethnomusicology and Arts training courses, 2006-present
- Facilitator, Ethnic Worship workshops, SIL Africa Area, 1994-present
- International Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, 2008–2011
- Ethnomusicology Consultant, SIL Uganda-Tanzania Branch, 2000–2006
- Ethnomusicologist, SIL East Africa Group, 1993–2000
- Lecturer, Daystar University, Nairobi, 1994–1999
- Course tutor (B.A. level), Pan Africa Christian University, Nairobi, 1996
- Adjunct faculty, Wheaton Conservatory of Music, 1991–1992
- Audio internship, Language Recordings International, Kenya, 1994
- Coordinator and tutor, SIL/IMB Field orientation programs, East Africa, 2003–2005
- Various governance roles, SIL East Africa Group and SIL Uganda-Tanzania Branch, 1995–2005
- International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), 2007-present
- European Society for Ethnomusicology (ESEM), 2005-present
- International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE), 2003-present
- British Forum of Ethnomusicology (BFE), 2002-present
- The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA - Anthropology), 2002-present
- Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM-USA), 1993-present
- Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain, 1986-present
- English: ILR 5
- Kiswahili: ILR 2+ (speak); ILR 2+ (read)
- French: ILR 1+ (speak); ILR 3 (read)
- Indigenous arts within the arenas of communication, identity, community development and Christian worship development
- Music-linguistic links
- Emotive and neuro-scientific states of performance and belief
- Applied ethnomusicology
- Cultural factors influencing sustainable development
- African issues
Taylor, Julie. 2012. Forthcoming. Coexistence of causal and cultural expressions of musical values among the Sabaot of Kenya. In Suzel Reily and Jonathan Dueck (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Taylor, Julie. 2012. Transforming people’s reality of God’s kingdom through their arts. Evangelical Missions Quarterly 48(1):38–39.
Taylor, Julie. 2010. Review of Taking it to the streets: Using the arts to transform your community, by J. Nathan Corbitt and Vivian Nix-Early (2003). Connections: Journal of the World Evangelical Alliance 9 (2–3):89–90.
Taylor, Julie. 2006. From now on, give us this bread! In Frank Fortunato, Paul Neeley and Carol Brinneman (eds.), All the World is Singing, 138–140. Tyrone, GA: Authentic Publishing. Also published as “Give us this bread” in EthnoDoxology 2(4):12, 2004.
Taylor, Julie. 2004. Even the frogs are singing! EthnoDoxology 2(4):10.
Taylor, Julie. 2003. Working with an existing worship group. In Brian Schrag and Paul Neeley (eds.), All The World Will Worship: Helps for Developing Indigenous Hymns, 41–44. Dallas: Ethnodoxology Publications.
Taylor, Julie. 1999. Pre-reading and writing: Strategies from an ethnomusicological perspective. EM News 8(4):10–13. Dallas: SIL.
Taylor, Julie. 1998. Reflections from Eastern Africa. EM News 7(1):8–11. Dallas: SIL International.
Taylor, Julie. 1997. Ethnomusicology: Preparing for tomorrow? Notes on Sociolinguistics 2(4):188–201. Dallas: SIL.
Taylor, Julie. 2010. Applying ethnomusicology in the church and beyond: HIV/AIDS awareness in Africa and Kande’s story. Paper presented at the 2010 Global Consultation on Music and Mission Conference, Singapore.
Taylor, Julie. 2009. Kenya’s music and cultural festival re-examined: Can performance arts heal a divided land? Paper presented at the International Council for Traditional Music, 40th conference, Durban, South Africa.
Taylor, Julie. 2008. Redefining identity through song, myth and prophecy: A possible response to development struggles in Kenya’s western highlands. Paper presented at the 10th European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) conference, 26–30 August, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Taylor, Julie. 2006. The unconscious church: A postmodernistic view of trance in worship. Paper presented at the Global Consultation on Music and Mission conference, 11–15 July, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Taylor, Julie. 2005. Identity and transformation in African worship. Paper presented at the 5th World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People, 7–14 August, Kiruna, Sweden.
Taylor, Julie. 2003. Support the banana tree before it falls: Challenges facing Sabaot indigenous music. Paper presented at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology conference, Bangor University, Wales.
Taylor, Julie. 2002. The music of the Sabaot: Bridging traditional and Christian contexts. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Taylor, Julie. 1992. A generative analysis of Faiwol music of Papua New Guinea and Abun music of Irian Jaya. M.A. thesis. Wheaton College, Illinois.