Stacy Rodgers is a professor at the University of Mississippi where he is head of keyboard studies and accompanying, as well as director of the University's Community Music School. He earned a bachelors degree in piano performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a masters degree in piano pedagogy and literature at the University of Texas in Austin. Now in his twenty-first year at the University, Mr. Rodgers teaches piano performance, piano literature, private lesson and group piano pedagogy, accompanying, chamber music, and an occasional theory or history course. He performs frequently with his wife Diane Wang as a piano duo and four-hand team, and with faculty colleagues from all performance areas. At the national level, Rodgers has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, University of Michigan wind faculty, violinist Scott St. John, and Rolf Smedvig, founder and lead trumpet of the Empire Brass Quintet, and many others. In a typical year, he performs more than twenty different full-length programs. His chamber repertoire alone includes almost 500 works, from pieces for solo instrument and piano, to works for multiple pianos with or without orchestra, piano trios, quartets, quintets, and mixed ensembles, along with countless vocal selections. Compact disc recordings include Fantaisie Brillante: A Cornet Retrospective (Centaur CRC 2743), and Twelve Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Varies by Jean-Baptiste Arban (Centaur CRC 2917), both featuring a collaboration with Charles Gates, cornet; and American Masterpieces for Two Pianos (soon to be released) with the Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo. Mr. Rodgers appears frequently at various regional, national, and international conferences, presenting programs of significant twentieth-century compositions as well as new unpublished works by young American composers. Most recently he appeared at the 50th Anniversary National Conference of the College Music Society held in Salt Lake City, performing Leonard Bernstein's last major work, Arias and Barcarolles for Mezzo Soprano, Baritone, and Piano Four Hands, with Ms. Wang and voice faculty members Jennifer and Bradley Robinson.