Instructor of Music
- B.M. in Music Performance from Indiana University
A cellist with a performance degree from Indiana University including advanced theory studies, Sharon Nauman began her professional career in the Canton Symphony at an early age of 15 - the youngest member to ever be hired. Just out of college, she traveled extensively nationwide playing 10 years with road shows for Perry Como, Natalie Cole, Henry Mancini, Julie Andrews, Norm Crosby and the Montovani Strings. As an orchestra member, concerts include performances for CBS’s "Sunday Morning" and in such acclaimed places as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
When not on the road, working for Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., she was a member of the showcase "Quartet in Residence" where she also was required to develop programs to take into the city schools as an introduction to stringed instruments. While in Illinois, Nauman also spent a summer as the music director/conductor of three children’s orchestras and taught private violin students in the prep division, at Middle Tennessee State University, throughout the year.
Currently, a long time resident of Cuyahoga Falls and native of North Canton, Sharon taught for five years at Mount Union College and is currently adjunct faculty at Malone University since 2003. In 2008, Sharon joined the part-time faculty at the University of Akron teaching lecture hall classes in music history & some theory courses. Besides teaching, she maintains an active concert life, freelancing in the Northeast Ohio area. She has an orchestra, The Classic Touch Orchestra, that she hires out for new and annual area programs. In addition, Sharon also runs a highly successful wedding music business. It was featured on FOX 8 and PAX TV. The Classic Touch Strings at www.e-classictouch.com includes quartets, trios and duets offering a variety of classical to pop tunes.
I try to teach any class to love to learn through excitement, energy and enthusiasm!
- MUS 211 - String Methods