Taylor Mahlinger
Taylor Mahlinger
Singer / Songwriter

Hi there! I'm Taylor and welcome to my world.


About me

I'm a sophomore attending Transylvania University in downtown Lexington, KY, majoring in Writing/Rhetoric/Communication and minoring in Music Performance. I work for the student newspaper, The Rambler and have served as Arts and Entertainment Editor since 2016. My passions include songwriting, playing guitar, and writing about other musicians. My future plans include moving to Nashville, TN after graduation and pursuing a career in music journalism, radio, and songwriting.


Read on for some of my accomplishments!

See some of the stories I've written!

  • https://www.transyrambler.com/category/ae/
  • http://www.under-main.com/the-arts-archive/



  •  Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Rambler. Fall 2016 to Present.
  • Interviewed notable musicians and artists and wrote arts stories for The Rambler and UnderMain Fall 2016 to Present.

Camp Counselor

  • On-site staff member at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya: life gaurd and nurse, Summer 2017.

Music and Theater Performance

  • ROMP Music Festival, performed with Bluegrass All Stars, Owensboro, KY. Summer 2007.
  • Missoula Children's Theater, RiverPark Center, Owensboro, KY. 2007.
  • Goldie's Theater, performed acoustic cover of k.d. lang song that resulted in an award, Owensboro, KY. 2007.
  • Riverpark Center, performed cover of Eva Cassidy song for sizeable audience, Owensboro, KY. 2010.
  • Americana Songwriter's Showcase, performed original songs, Owensboro, KY. 2014.
  • Americana Opry's "Girl's Night Out", performed covers of classic songs, Owensboro, KY. 2014.
  • Friday After Five Concert Series, performed live, half-hour set of original songs and covers, Owensboro, KY. 2014.
  • WBIO radio with Steve Horn, performed several songs live, on-air and interview, Owensboro, KY. 2014.

Marketing Intern/Experience

  • The Pete Foundation & PeteFest in Louisville, KY. 2018 to Present. Intern 2018 to Present.
  • Southern Secrets Pastries and Desserts in Owensboro, KY. Marketing Manager, Spring 2017 to Present.
  • Udeo.Me, LLC., Owensboro, KY. Marketing strategist, 2015 to Present.


  • Transylvania University, Lexington, KY. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library. Sep 2016 to Present.



Music Performance

  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.
    Attended: Fall 2014 to Winter2014. Summer 2015 to Fall 2015.

  • Transylvania University, Lexington, KY. Attended: Fall 2016 to Present. Majoring in Writing/Rhetoric/Communication, minoring in Music Performance.



High School

  • A Beka Academy Virtual Home School Accredited Program, Pensacola, FL. Attended: 2002 to 2016, Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Volunteer Experience

Camp Counselor
Camp Kum-Ba-Ya, Summer 2014 to Summer 2017.

Event planning & organizing
West Area Youth Council,
2014 to 2016.

Community Service
First Christian Church, "Face to Face With Other Faiths" event and community outreach programs.   
2012 to Present.


Skills & Awards

  • Organized
  • Patient
  • Communicative
  • Empathetic
  • Collaborative
  • Awarded Song of the Year–Honorable Mention for original song "Behind All of This." March 2011.
  •  Won "Best Music Performance" with vocal and acoustic guitar cover of k.d. lang's song, "When We Collide." June 2007.



  • Tristan Reynolds, Editor In Chief of The Rambler. 304-634-7027

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