Dr. Shayna Stahl is the Associate Director of Bands and the Director of Athletic Bands in the Department of Music. In this role, Dr. Stahl serves as the Director of the “Pride of Niner Nation” Marching Band and the 49ers Basketball Band. She also serves as the conductor of the Symphonic Band and teaches a course in marching band techniques. Additionally, Dr. Stahl serves as the conductor for the Charlotte Youth Symphonic Band of the Charlotte Youth Wind Ensembles (CYWE). Prior to her appointment at 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. As Director, she was responsible for the “Spirit of Stony Brook” Marching Band and pep bands, supervised the volleyball band, and was responsible for student leadership training. 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.