Sharon Mautner-Rodgers is a California native, and a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received her Bachelor's degree and the Ellis A. Feiman award for excellence.
A private cello teacher for over 30 years, Sharon has also taught at The Luzerne Music Center, Cornell College, Grace Christian School, St. Jose Sanchez del Rio minor seminary, and was recently invited to be a sabbatical replacement at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.
Sharon has been a member of many professional symphony orchestras all around the USA. She has performed at the Bastille Opera House in Paris, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and in Singapore, Malaysia, China, and South America.
Currently, Sharon is professor of cello and teaches string techniques class at Gustavus Adolphus College, as well as principal cellist of the Mankato Symphony and Associate Principal of the South Dakota Symphony. She is a regular freelancer in the Twin Cities, and plays with the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and has performed with the Oratorio Society, VocalEssence, and the Loring String Quartet. She is a member of the Kasota Piano Trio.