Kathryn Sherman, Associate 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, she also serves as Co-Director of the biennial Crane Piano Pedagogy Conference. Dr. Sherman frequently adjudicates for local festivals and auditions, and her teacher workshops have been presented throughout the United States. In addition to teaching, she regularly performs with Crane colleagues and guest artists.
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. She previously served on the faculty of Oklahoma City University, teaching collegiate class piano, applied piano, and piano pedagogy.