Jeffrey Shumway, Piano

Jeffrey Shumway taught piano and piano-related courses for 31 years at Brigham Young University, retiring in 2016.  Born in Boise, Idaho, he obtained degrees from BYU, The Juilliard School, and Indiana University.  Prior to joining the faculty at BYU in 1985, he taught at Tarleton State University in Texas.

Dr. Shumway has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East.  He is a member of the American Piano Quartet and American Piano Duo, the latter with Dr. Del Parkinson of Boise State University.  Dr. Shumway is the recipient of the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Utah Music Teachers Association and the Karl G. Maeser award for Teaching Excellence from BYU.  Performances include the 32 Sonatas of Beethoven in their entirety, a project for which he was honored with the inaugural Gina Bachauer Medal of Distinction, and complete cycles of solo works of Ravel and Chopin.   He and his wife Diane reside in Corvallis, Montana and have  six children (plus their six spouses) and eleven grandchildren.