Dr. Stacy Maugans serves as Chair of the Department of Music and 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. 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 and has performed internationally in Russia, Tanzania, China, Malta, Croatia, Germany, France, Slovenia, and Thailand. Her performances have included commissions and premieres of works by Jillian Whitaker, Benjamin Krause, David DeBoor Canfield, James Barry, Shih-Hui Chen, Karen Olsen, Michael Boo, Kirk O’Riordan, and Deborah J. Monroe. She has served the North American Saxophone Alliance in past terms as Treasurer and as Editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Saxophone Symposium and is a member of College Music Society and Phi Beta Kappa. Her administrative experience has included serving as Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University. 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 running, reading, and working with her dog, with whom she volunteers in the memory care units of retirement communities, at the university, and at a hospice center as a registered Pet Partner Team.

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