Dr. Shayna Stahl is the Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Kentucky. In this role, Dr. Stahl serves as the Director of the “Wildcat Marching Band,” the UK Pep Bands, and as the conductor of the UK Concert Band.
Prior to her appointment at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Stahl was Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at UNC Charlotte. She was also the conductor of the Symphonic Band and taught courses in conducting and marching band techniques. Prior to UNC Charlotte, Dr. Stahl served for three years as the Director of Athletic Bands at Stony Brook University and seven years as the Coordinator of Athletic Bands. While serving as the Coordinator of Athletic Bands, she also taught for seven years as a music educator in the Middle Country Central School District where she taught Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Band.
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. At the University of Washington, she served as the Graduate Assistant Director of the Husky Marching Band, conductor of the Concert Band and assistant conductor of the Wind Ensemble. In addition to conducting, she also served as a teaching assistant for the marching band techniques and introductory music methods courses. While at the University of Washington, Dr. Stahl was awarded first prize in the American Prize in Conducting - Band/Wind Ensemble (Community Division) in 2017 – 2018 and 2018 – 2019.
Dr. Stahl is currently a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Women Band Directors International, Golden Key International Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.