Dr. Eunice Wonderly Stackhouse joined the Montreat College faculty in 1996 and has taught numerous piano and music theory courses at the college. At Montreat, she has received the David L. Parks Distinguished Professor Award (2006), the Jack Crawford Advancement Award (2001), and two Faculty Scholarship Grants. She formerly held sabbatical replacement or adjunct positions at the University of Indianapolis, University of Pennsylvania, and Tabor, Sterling, and Grove City Colleges.
Dr. Stackhouse earned her M.M. in piano performance from Indiana University and her D.M.A. in piano performance from the University of Kansas. She also holds a B.M.E. degree from Grace College. She was elected at Indiana University to a lifetime membership in Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. She has been an active member of the Asheville Area Piano Forum since 1997, and served for several years on the state board of the North Carolina Music Teachers’ Association.
Dr. Stackhouse has performed extensively in both solo and chamber recital settings, and has adjudicated for many organizations in several states. Lecture-recitals have included the 24th National Conference of the Society for American Music, Scripps College Symposium on Women in Music, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the College Music Society. Her 1995 dissertation on the piano music of Louise Talma was published by University Microfilms, Inc., and her analysis of Talma’s Soundshots was published in Clavier magazine in 2002. She has also edited some unpublished Talma manuscripts for Hildegard Publishing Company.
In addition to a lifetime of classical music and scholarship, Dr. Stackhouse has also played for countless church services, weddings, conferences, and academic ceremonies. She also teaches a few private piano students and enjoys a variety of crafts, especially creating handmade paper and cards.