Sharon Mautner-Rodgers


Adjunct Instructor in Music and chamber music coach in Music - Instrumental

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 attended the Aspen Music Festival, ENCORE school for strings, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, Taos Chamber Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Bear Lake Music Festival, and Oregon Coast Music Festival.

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. Her orchestral tours have taken her to Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall in New York City, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, The Bastille Opera House in Paris, and to 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, and Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in addition to maintaining a private studio for over 20 years. In the last 6 years, two of Sharon's Gustavus students have won the school's solo/aria competition.

Currently, Sharon is principal cellist with the Mankato Symphony, and a member of the Rochester and South Dakota Symphonies. She has also performed with the La Crosse Symphony and the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. She performs chamber music often with GAC faculty, as well as part of the "Music on the Hill" chamber series in Mankato.

Each summer, Sharon performs as Associate Principal cellist with the Missouri Symphony, and as a member of the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


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


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

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-363Cello152014/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-263Cello152014/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