American Prize for conducting alumna Shayna Stahl

Graduate wind conducting student Shayna Stahl (Photo: courtesy Shayna Stahl).
Wind conducting alumna Shayna Stahl (Photo: courtesy Shayna Stahl).

Wind conducting alumna Shayna Stahl, who completed a DMA in conducting at the UW in 2019,  has been awarded the 2018-19 American Prize in Conducting—band/wind ensemble (community division) for her work with the University of Washington Concert Band.

Stahl, recently appointed Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, studied with UW Bands director Timothy Salzman during her years at the UW, assisting with the Wind Ensemble and working with the Concert and Campus bands.

At North Carolina, Stahl serves as the Director of the “Pride of Niner Nation” Marching Band and the 49ers Basketball Band. She also serves as the conductor of the Symphonic Band and teaches a course in marching band techniques. Additionally, Dr. Stahl serves as the conductor for the Charlotte Youth Symphonic Band of the Charlotte Youth Wind Ensembles (CYWE).

Dr. Stahl holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Temple University, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University, a Master of Music Education/Wind Band Conducting from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from The University of Washington. 

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