Sharon Kay Stang
Velma J. MacMillan Professor of Piano, Emeritus
B.M., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
Professor Sharon Kay Stang received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Piano Literature and Performance from the University of Iowa. While there she was a piano student of Professors John Simms and William Doppman and was a Piano Pedagogy student of Professor Norma Cross. Professor Stang currently serves as Coordinator of the Keyboard Division, where she teaches piano and the Piano Pedagogy and Literature sequence.
Professor Stang has been an active collaborator for recitals, masterclasses, and auditions. She has toured the Midwest and Asia as a member of the Kedron Consort, has toured Iowa with the Coe Chamber Ensemble, and has toured as a piano soloist with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band. In demand as an adjudicator, she has judged numerous local and state festivals and competitions. Prof. Stang is a member of Iowa Music Teachers Association and has served as District President and Auditions Chair. She has also completed four years as Music Teachers National Association Senior Auditions Chair for the state of Iowa.
Piano students of Professor Stang have won or placed in countless local, regional and national competitions. Among them are IMTA District and State Auditions, Iowa MTNA Auditions, West Central Division MTNA Auditions, Terrace Hill Piano Competition, and the Chopin Foundation of the United States National Scholarship Competition.
Professor Stang has been named a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano by the Music Teachers National Association.