Sharon Mautner-Rodgers

Faculty

Adjunct Instructor of Cello in Music and Music - Strings

Sharon Mautner-Rodgers is a California native and won numerous competitions both as a soloist and a member of the Trio Con Brio. Sharon was a awarded a full music scholarship to attend the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences where she received the Herbert Zipper award for excellence.  Sharon has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, ENCORE school for strings, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, Taos Chamber Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Bear Lake Music Festival, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Endless Mountain Music Festival, the Missouri  Symphony "Hot Summer Nights" Festival, and the IRIS chamber orchestra in Memphis.

Sharon has been a member of many professional orchestras, including the New World, Charleston, Naples, Memphis, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, Dubuque, Des Moines, Honolulu, Malaysian Philharmonic, and Wichita Symphonies. She has performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, The Teatro Cologn in South America, The Bastille Opera House in Paris,  The Hollywood Bowl, and in Singapore.

Sharon has taught cello and coached chamber music at the Luzerne Music Center in NY, the Weathersfield Music Camp in VT, the Drake University Community School, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and at Grace Christian School in Mankato, in addition to maintaining a private cello studio for over 20 years. 

Locally, Sharon has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the La Crosse Symphony,  Rochester Symphony, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra.

Currently Sharon is cellist of the BEKESH piano trio, Principal of the Mankato Symphony, Associate Principal of the South Dakota Symphony, and a substitute cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra. She teaches cello at Saint Jose Sanchez Del Rio high school seminary, maintains a private cello studio, and freelances througout the area. She performs each summer with the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd MN.

She is married to Dr. Joseph Rodgers, professor of low strings/conductor at M.S.U., and is the mother of two sons and a Gustie daughter !

Education

Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M., Ellis A. Feiman Memorial Award

Areas of Expertise

cello, chamber music, and orchestral training

Interests

travel, health food, animals, and reading


Courses Taught

MUS-263 (Cello) and MUS-363 (Cello)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-363 Cello 22 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-263 Cello 22 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-173 String Ensemble 2 2013/FA
MUS-274 Cello 2 2008/SP and 2007/FA