Associate Professor of Music
Stacy Maugans, associate professor and recipient of the Valparaiso University Excellence in Teaching Award, teaches saxophone, music theory, musicianship, performance pedagogy, and humanities at Valparaiso University. She is currently serving as treasurer of the North American Saxophone Alliance. An active recitalist, adjudicator, and lecturer on the history of saxophone in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Professor Maugans has received grants from the United States Department of Education and Social Science Research Council for studies in Russian and has performed internationally in Russia, Tanzania, Malta, Germany, France, Slovenia, China, and Thailand. Her performances have included commissions and premieres of works by Jillian Whitaker, David DeBoor Canfield, James Barry, Shih-Hui Chen, Karen Olsen, Michael Boo, and Deborah J. Monroe. She maintains membership in College Music Society and Phi Beta Kappa. Her administrative experience includes five years as assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University. She earned a doctor of music in saxophone literature and performance at Indiana University under the guidance of Eugene Rousseau and a master of music at Arizona State University with Joseph Wytko. Her undergraduate degrees, a bachelor of music and bachelor of arts in mathematics, are from Indiana University. Her hobbies include running and working with her Belgian Tervuren, with whom she volunteers in the memory care units of retirement communities and at a hospice center as a registered Pet Partner Team.