Sharon Mautner-RodgersFaculty

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 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 Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd.

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.  In 2019, Sharon went back twice to Malaysia to sub with the Philharmonic. This included a tour to Beijing, Tianjin, and Dalian China.

Sharon has taught cello and coached chamber music at the Luzerne Music Center in NY, the Weathersfield Music Camp in VT,  Drake University Community School, Cornell College,  Grace Christian School, International Cello Institute, St. Jose Sanchez del Rio minor seminary, and the New Ulm Suzuki Pops camp.

Sharon had the honor of being chosen to be a sabbatical replacement at Drake University for Spring semester 2023, teaching 7 cello majors.

Locally, Sharon has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence, Oratorio Society, Rochester Symphony, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, and the  Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra. 

Currently Sharon is Principal cellist with the Mankato Symphony, Associate Principal cellist of the South Dakota Symphony,  a regular freelancer in both MN and S.D., and is a member of the Kasota Piano Trio.

Besides Gustavus, she also teaches cello at the Mankato School of Music.

Sharon is married to Dr. Joseph Rodgers, and is the mother of two sons and a daughter.

Education

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

Areas of Expertise

chamber music and orchestral training


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-363 Cello 37 2024/SP, 2023/FA, 2023/SP, 2022/FA, 2022/SP, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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 35 2024/SP, 2023/FA, 2023/SP, 2022/FA, 2022/SP, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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-332 String Techniques 3 2024/SP, 2022/SP, and 2020/SP
MUS-173 String Ensemble 2 2013/FA
MUS-274 Cello 2 2008/SP and 2007/FA