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Stacy Maugans

Stacy Maugans

Stacy Maugans Associate Professor of Music 219.464.5469 VUCA 2509


Dr. Stacy Maugans, Associate Professor of Music, teaches in the areas of saxophone, music theory, musicianship, performance pedagogy, and humanities at Valparaiso University, where she has received the Excellence in Teaching Award. She is also on the faculty of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival, a four-week residential music camp for high school musicians. An active recitalist, adjudicator and lecturer on the history of saxophone in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Dr. Maugans has received grants from the United States Department of Education and Social Science Research Council for studies in Russian. She has performed and taught throughout the United States, including a solo in Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium on the Perelman Stage, and internationally in Russia, Tanzania, China, Malta, Croatia, Germany, France, Slovenia, and Thailand, with a number of encore engagements after initial international appearances. Her performances have included commissions and premieres of works by Jillian Whitaker, Anne Krentz Organ, Benjamin Krause, David DeBoor Canfield, James Barry, Shih-Hui Chen, Karen Olsen, Deborah J. Monroe, Kirk O’Riordan, and Michael Boo.

In addition to performing and teaching, Dr. Maugans has served the North American Saxophone Alliance in past terms as Treasurer and as Editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Saxophone Symposium. Her 10 years of administrative experience include serving as Chair of the Department of Music and as Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University. She is a member of College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Beta Kappa, for which she is the Historian for the local chapter. She earned the Doctor of Music in Saxophone Literature and Performance at Indiana University under the guidance of Dr. Eugene Rousseau and the Master of Music at Arizona 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 hiking, reading, and volunteering with her Scottish Collie, Calum, as a registered Pet Partner Team.