“a beautiful voice that is fluid and disciplined . . . “
— Orange County Register

Malesha Jessie Taylor, M.M. DOWNLOAD RESUME


I, Too, Sing America

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Malesha Taylor, soprano, and Richard Thompson, piano

In celebration of National Poetry Month, soprano Malesha Jessie Taylor and pianist/composer Richard Thompson will perform Thompson’s original compositions on two song cycles which feature settings of the poetry of Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar.


“I, Too Sing America” @ Cultural Equity Summit LA

I've been invited to perform and speak from excerpts of my recital based on the poetry of Langston Hughes.

How is America being culturally remapped by its people?
How is the arts sector in Los Angeles and around the U.S. working towards an inclusive and equitable future?

What is the change that needs to happen?

ArtChangeUS REMAP: LA Cultural Equity Summit will gather cultural leaders, artists, grantmakers, and community members to advance cultural equity strategies and innovative practices at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.


The Central Park Five

Jun. 15, 2019 • 7:30PM

Jun. 22, 2019 • 7:30PM

Jun. 23, 2019 • 2:30PM

Long Beach Opera, with Anthony Davis (composer)

In 1980's New York, five African American and Latino teenagers were convicted of a Central Park rape, but exonerated through DNA evidence thirteen years later. Davis' opera is a passionate story about an issue that still rocks America today. Malesha will play the mothers’ of Antron MacCray and Kevin Richardson.

Prior Engagements:

Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera and San Francisco Opera

Major Venues:

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Concert Hall, War Memorial Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall- Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Cerritos Performing Arts Center,

Conductors: John Mauceri, Steven Mercurio, Dean Williamson, John DeMain, John Alexander, Keith Lockhart and Placido Domingo


Master of Music degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton.


The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is, it’s to imagine what is possible.
— bell hooks