Shitong Sigler

Shitong Sigler

Adjunct Instructor of Piano - Music

Office: Scheide
Phone: not listed
Email: ssigler@wooster.edu

Shitong Sigler is a Chinese pianist who has dedicated her international performing career as a soloist and chamber musician, performing recitals across United States, China, and Europe. Shitong began studying piano at age 3 with her father. At 6 years old, Shitong began her tutelage under Professor Jinlan Jiang from Shenyang Conservatory of Music. As the winner of several prominent piano competitions in China, Shitong moved to the United States in 2008 to attend the College of Wooster.

Having graduated from the College of Wooster in 2012, Shitong holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree double major in Piano Performance and Business Economics. In 2016, Shitong earned Dual Master's Degrees, Master of Music in Piano Performance and Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy from The Ohio State University with a full graduate teaching assistantship, where she currently studies under Dr. Caroline Hong and Dr. Kenneth Williams. Shitong is currently in her third year pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance at The Ohio State University, where she has taught undergraduate class piano courses since 2014.

In addition to maintaining an active career as a pianist, Shitong has devoted a large portion of her time participating in a number of research projects in Piano Pedagogy. Shitong has presented at the Ohio Music Teachers National Association state conferences and currently serves as the Vice President of The Ohio State University MTNA Collegiate Chapter. Since 2016, Shitong has served as the secretary of the American Liszt Society Ohio Chapter, and works to coordinate the Franz Liszt International Festival and Piano Competition.

Shitong is currently teaching class piano as an adjunct instructor at the College of Wooster. In addition to her teaching position at the College of Wooster, Shitong also holds the position of adjunct piano faculty at Ashland University’s Department of Music teaching applied piano and class piano.