Conservatory of Music
Guest Lecturer (Piano)On Faculty since 2014
D.M., Northwestern University
M.A. and Performance Diploma, Indiana University
B.M., Wheaton College
About Aaron Stampfl
Aaron Stampfl completed a Doctorate in Music at Northwestern University studying piano with Alan Chow. Stampfl completed his undergraduate studies at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Daniel Paul Horn. He studied piano and chamber music with Shigeo Neriki, Evelyn Brancart and János Starker at Indiana University, receiving a Master’s Degree and Performance Diploma.
As a soloist, Stampfl has given many concerts including performances at the Chicago Cultural Center and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. He has been heard live on Vermont Public Radio and Chicago’s Q101. He has also performed in masterclasses given by André Laplante, Stephen Hough, and the Emerson String Quartet.
In addition to maintaining a private studio, Dr. Stampfl currently serves as Guest Lecturer of Piano at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He formerly served as an adjunct professor at Benedictine University and group piano instructor at DePaul University in Chicago.
A performer in a variety of genres, Stampfl has collaborated with the Tony Award winning soul singer Heather Headley and has worked in the recording studio alongside Brian Bell of the Grammy-winning rock band Weezer. He supplied keyboards, treatments, and songs for the Chicago based indie-pop band Ultra Sonic Edukators, earning recognition from Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best bands on MySpace. Having performed in every major club in Chicago, Stampfl continues to appear frequently as a guest artist with numerous indie-rock bands.