Kathryn Sherman, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy, directs the undergraduate and graduate programs in piano pedagogy and teaches keyboard skills courses at The Crane School of Music SUNY Potsdam. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association, Dr. Sherman also serves as Co-Director of the biennial Crane Piano Pedagogy Conference. She frequently adjudicates for local festivals and auditions, and her teacher workshops have been presented throughout the United States. In summers, Dr. Sherman has taught pre-college students at the Midwestern Music Camp (KS), Midwestern Piano Academy (KS), Norman Piano Day Camp (OK), and Crane Youth Music Camp (NY), and she previously served on the faculty of Oklahoma City University, teaching collegiate class piano, applied piano, and piano pedagogy.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Sherman regularly performs with Crane colleagues and guest artists; recent engagements have included playing at the International Double Reed Society Conference, the Crane Clarinet Summit, and in the Orchestra of Northern New York. Dr. Sherman earned a DMA in piano performance with an emphasis in piano pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, where she was awarded a prestigious campus-wide Graduate Teaching Award through the Office of the Provost. She also holds an MM from the University of Kansas and BM and BA degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.