Stephanie (Lynch) Taylor, daughter of John and Doralee Lynch of Burbank and 1994 graduate of Vermillion High School, received the Alumni Achievement Award in Music from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 21. She was selected to receive this award by the college's Alumni Board. Stephanie, a classically trained violinist and country/bluegrass fiddle player, earned her bachelor's in music education and law degree from University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She is currently residing in Nashville, TN where she leads the entertainment and music industry law group at Bone McAllester Norton in Nashville, TN.
Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Stephanie owned her own law firm. In addition, Stephanie was a tenured professor of music business at Middle Tennessee State University where she directed study abroad programs with Russia and Ireland. Her musical career has included eight years as a contract violinist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln, NE, as well as performing with numerous country musicians including Chris Young, Joey + Rory, and Billy Yates.
Stephanie is an active member of the International Bluegrass Music Association and a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Bluegrass Music Museum. She was recently honored to be inducted into the South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame.