Teaching Associate Professor
What I do
Associate Teaching Professor of Piano; Chair of Keyboard Department
Dr. Cheng studied under Gilbert Kalish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts. Before that, she studied under Ann Schein and was a teaching assistant for Early Carlyss, at the Peabody Conservatory. She was awarded the Rose Marie Milholland Award in Piano at Peabody, and has distinguished herself in several international competitions. She was the recipient of Prix-Ville de Fontainebleau in France, personally presented to her by Philippe Entremont.
Much sought-after for master classes and as an adjudicator, Dr. Cheng has mentored many award-winning students in competition such as the Young Artists Piano Showcase, the American Fine Arts Festival, and the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition. Her students have consequently been featured in the winner’s concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Cheng served on the faculties of the City University of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege before moving to Kuwait in 2012 to join the newly-established Department of Music at the American University of Kuwait. In Kuwait, she became the first person there to conduct a Piano Concerto from the piano, and she quickly gained renown throughout the Middle East. In 2015, Stephanie returned to the U.S. to join the faculty at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver as a Teaching Assistant Professor and serves as Chair of the Keyboard Department.
Stephanie Cheng is a Steinway Artist.
- DMA, Piano Performance, Stony Brook University, 2002
- MM, Piano Performance, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, 1996
- BM, Piano Performance, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, 1993
- Music Teachers National Association
- Pi Kappa Lambda