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 La Crosse Symphony, the Rochester Symphony, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, and as guest principal of the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in the Twin Cities.

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, in addition to maintaining private students of all ages and freelancing.

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


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-363Cello222018/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-263Cello222018/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-173String Ensemble22013/FA
MUS-274Cello22008/SP and 2007/FA