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Judith SchoepflinJudith Schoepflin

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4583
Fax: 509.777.3739
Office Location: Music Building 107

Judith Schoepflin, NCTM, is director of keyboard studies at Whitworth University, in Spokane, Wash.  A native of Bremerton, Wash., she holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance and vocal performance from the University of Idaho. As a University of Idaho student, she was a recipient of the Theodore Presser Award and the Phi Kappa Phi Award for outstanding academic achievement. She went on to become a doctoral fellow and a student of Richard Cass and Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas, where she earned her doctorate in piano performance.

 Active as both a solo and chamber music performer, Schoepflin has performed with numerous orchestras in the Northwest and Canada, and she regularly performs on Spokane’s National Public Radio station. As a member of the Mühlfeld Trio, she performed to critical acclaim in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Mexico. This group recorded for Laurel Records and Irish National Radio and was featured on United Airlines in-flight listening. The trio also performed at Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) conferences in Washington, D.C.; Portland, Ore.; and Miami, Fla.

 Regionally, Schoepflin is a regular workshop presenter who frequently performs or presents at Washington State Music Teacher (WSMTA) conferences. She serves as liaison and host of many WSMTA State and Northwest Divisional MTNA competitions and is area coordinator for the National Guild of Piano Teacher Auditions. She is also active as a master clinician and adjudicator for a variety of state and regional competitions that include those for WSMTA and MTNA in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Utah.  In 2013, she was the recipient of Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellow Award.

 While a faculty member at Washington State University, Schoepflin was named “Woman of the Year in the Arts” for her contribution to women’s studies through her research and performance of the work of women composers. She has actively promoted music by women through lectures and recitals, and she is founder and director of Whitworth University’s series, Women ComposersThe Untapped Source. This program has presented music by more than 140 women from around the globe, and it includes works from the ninth century to the present, ranging from piano to full symphonic band.  


D.M.A. North Texas State University
M.Mus., B.Mus. University of Idaho

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Piano; music history; women composers

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Presentations include: "Art Music for Intemediate Pianists by Women Composers" to the Kitsap County Music Teachers Association (2009) to the Seattle Music Teachers Association (2009) and to the Idaho State Music Teachers, North Idaho Chapter (2008); presented a lecture and recital, "It's Time to Teach Something New!," for the Washington State Music Teachers Conference at Washington State University;  presented a workshop,"Art Music for Intermediate Piano Students by Women Composers," for the Yakima/Ellensburg Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association (2007).

Publications include: "Why Should I Be Certified?" in The Clarion, Vol LIX, No.9, 5-6, Washington State Music Teachers (2007); the above article was reprinted in an e-letter to the Music Teachers National Association, Certification Chairs (2007).

Performed as piano soloist at the Northwest Regional University Pianists Concert (2008); piano soloist at the Cooper Recital Hall Dedication (2008).

Serves as coordinator for annual auditions for Washington State Music Teachers.

Presents annual Whitworth series, "Women Composers: The Untapped Source"; serves as adjudicator of numerous music competitions.