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Ms. Shawn Sudduth

Shawn Sudduth
Music Faculty
Mary McGaw Music Center Office F


MAED, Teacher Leadership, University of the Cumberlands
Bachelors of Music Educaiton, Western Michigan University


Mrs. Shawn Sudduth joined the UC music faculty as an adjunct instructor in 2008 before assuming her fulltime role in 2014. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Sudduth directs the Patriot Marching Band and the UC Mountain of Sound Pep Band and is the faculty sponsor for the UC National Association for Music Educators collegiate chapter. Shawn and her students work closely with area school music programs, and she is an active member of fine arts associations in the southeastern Kentucky region.

Her music education experiences include 25 years teaching band, choir and orchestra in public school systems of Michigan, North Carolina, North and South Dakota and Kentucky. Mrs. Sudduth completed additional advanced degree work at Western Michigan University and Northern Michigan University. University teaching appointments include Director of Bands and Music Education at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI and Music Education, Music Appreciation and Color Guard instructor at Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND and University of South Dakota.

Traveling around the country to be with family and friends is a favorite activity. Shawn loves to learn about almost anything and anyone. Her most treasured efforts involve building attitudes and awareness, sharing music experiences, prayer, and just existing in awe of God & all creation. Shawn and her husband, Steven, have sons Jacob & Luke, and daughter, Neva Grace.


Sudduth, Shawn. (2017, October). Confidence builders for new music educators. Fire Up Student Teachers Conference, Thomas Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI.

Sudduth, Shawn. (2018, March). Sound production strategies for middle and high school bands. Clinics presented in Grand Rapids, MI and Battle Creek, MI.

FACULTY EXPERTISE: Music Education, Instrumental Music, Marching Band