-The American Organist Magazine
Concert organist and pianist, pedagogue
Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman is a frequent recitalist as both an organist and pianist. She has been a featured artist at major venues in Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia receiving outstanding reviews such as "knock out performance" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "player of technical command" (Kansas City Star), and "transcendent musical experience" (pip-org-I). Last summer, she spent six weeks performing solo piano and organ recitals throughout Brazil and has performed the Beethoven Piano Concerto #3, Schumann Piano Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 with orchestras in São Paulo, Mogi das Cruzes and Porto Velho. In 2018, she performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Maine Pro Musical Orchestra in Rockport, Maine. Other recent piano performances include a performance of the Mozart D Minor Piano Concerto with the National Symphonic Orchestra in Paraguay, Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Hershey Orchestra, the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Central Pennsylvania Orchestra, the Beethoven Concerto No.1 with the Pine Street Chamber Orchestra in Harrisburg, and numerous solo piano recitals in both United States and in Brazil. She was a featured organist at the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention in Iowa City, Iowa and has taught and performed at numerous AGO Pipe Organ Encounters. Recent organ recitals include organ recitals at the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, MO, California Lutheran University, Central Synagogue International Series in New York City, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, University of Arizona, Tucson, RLDS Temple in Kansas City, Christ the King Cathedral in Atlanta, and for the Region III AGO Convention. She has also given many workshops and masterclasses for conventions, colleges, and churches.
Dr. Moorman-Stahlman is currently Professor of Music at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, where she teaches organ, piano, class piano, and church music courses. Her students have received top honors in numerous competitions. Dr. Moorman-Stahlman, the creator and director of Lebanon Valley College’s recent cultural exchange program with Brazil, has hosted four cultural exchange programs for Brazilian students at LVC and led three LVC student trips to Brazil. She will be returning to Brazil this summer to perform Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
She has studied organ with Delbert Disselhorst, Delores Bruch, John Ditto, and Harald Vogel and piano with Ruth Slenczynska (the last living pupil of Rachmaninoff), Santiago Rodriquez, and John Mclntyre. Shelly is represented as a pianist and organist by Concert Artist Cooperative.