Stephanie S. Taylor has been writing and arranging music for vocals and instrumentals since elementary school. She knew in 3rd grade that she wanted to teach music. Her first public experience conducting was her 7th grade Junior High School choir concert. She has always been active in her church choirs as a singer and/or conductor.
Stephanie attended the College of Mt St Joseph on the Ohio (now Mt St Joseph University) in pursuit of a music education degree as a voice major. After three years, she took a seven year hiatus. She, then, adjusted her major to Composition while attending Cincinnati Christian College and Seminary (now Cincinnati Christian University), earning an Associates in Worship Studies, a Bachelors and Masters in Church Music. While studying, Stephanie was the recipient of a Composition Contest Scholarship 3 years in a row.
Stephanie has been teaching privately since 1980, and continues to hone her composition and arranging skills. She has been published by easychoirmusic.com, Shawnee Press, Hal Leonard, and has many self-published pieces. She has written, in total or in part, a variety of musicals, including, but not limited to:
- The Cup (cantata)
- The Santa Fe Café (JB Miller’s EncoreProduction)
- Imagine! Mason- a bicentennial celebrationof Mason, OH (JB Miller’s Encore Production).
Stephanie is also involved in Dayton/Cincinnati NSAI songwriters group