Sharon Mautner Rodgers attended the Curtis Institute of Music and is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree and the Ellis A. Feiman award for excellence. Sharon has been a member of many professional orchestras, including the New World, Charleston, Naples, Memphis, Des Moines, Honolulu, and Malaysian Philharmonic. In the summers, she has played with the Oregon Coast festival, Missouri Symphony “Hot Summer Nights” festival, and the Endless Mountain Music Festival in PA. Currently, Sharon is Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College where she teaches cello and string techniques class. She is principal cellist of the Mankato Symphony, Associate Principal of the South Dakota Symphony, a substitute cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra, and maintains a private cello studio. This summer, she performed eleven concerts with the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in the Twin Cities. Locally, Sharon has also performed with the Minneapolis Pops, Mannheim Steamroller, Amy Grant, Rochester Symphony, Oratorio Society, and VocalEssence.
She is the proud mother of Anthony, Anya, and Adam.