Faculty Profile

Stacy Maugans, D.M.

Assistant Professor

(219) 464-5469


Dr. Stacy Maugans, an assistant professor at Valparaiso University, teaches saxophone, music theory,musicianship, performance pedagogy and humanities. An active recitalist, adjudicator and lecturer on the history of saxophone in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Dr. Maugans has served as editor of The Saxophone Symposium and is a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, Phi Beta Kappa, and College Music Society. Her administrative experience includes five years as Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University. In addition to performances and lectures in the United States, she has international experience in Russia, Germany, Slovenia, China and Thailand. For four years, Dr. Maugans performed as a member of the Texas Wind Symphony. She has received grants from the United States Department of Education and Social Science Research Council for studies in Russian and won the ColemanAward as a member of a saxophone quartet. She earned the Doctor of Music in Saxophone Literature andPerformance at Indiana University under the guidance of Dr. Eugene Rousseau and the Master of Music atArizona State University with Dr. Joseph Wytko. Her undergraduate degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics are from Indiana University. Her hobbies include distance running and working with her Belgian Tervuren, with whom she volunteers at a retirement community, library, and hospice center as a registered Pet Partner Team.