Dr. Stephanie  Bruning

Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Music


Dr. Stephanie Bruning, an Iowa native, holds degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Drake University and University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.  Dr. Bruning has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the Unites States and Holland.  In demand as an instructor and adjudicator, she often conducts master classes and has adjudicated numerous competitions including the 2008 Elizabeth R. Davis Piano Competition and the 2007 International Young Artist's Piano Competition in Washington, DC.  Dr. Bruning's area of expertise is Native-American-influenced music from the early Twentieth Century.  She frequently performs and lectures on the subject at venues such as The State Department in Washington, DC, and the 2007 College Music Society National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.  In November 2009 Ludwig Masters published the first in this series of piano books compiled and edited by Dr. Bruning entitled The Indian Character Piece: Native-American Influenced Piano Works from the Early Twentieth Century, Volume I.  Volume II was published in 2012.  Additionally, she maintains an interest in helping students address issues of performance anxiety. 

  Currently, Dr. Bruning is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.  She has also been on the faculty of Shepherd University, Anne Arundel Community College, and Trinity University.  Dr. Bruning is an active member of the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA), the Music Teachers' Association of Greater Baltimore (MTAGB), and the College Music Society (CMS).