Adjunct Faculty
School of Music


D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Literature – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Minor in Piano Pedagogy

M.A. in Piano Performance and Artist Certificate – Bowling Green State University

B.A. in Piano Performance – The Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory

Membership: American Liszt Society, Music Teachers National Association


Dr. Tatiana Shustova is originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory with Yaroslav Pugach. After coming to the United States in 2005, Tatiana completed the Artist’s Certificate Program and a Master’s degree in piano performance at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. There she studied with Maxim Mogilevsky and Dr. Robert Satterlee and won first prize in the 40th annual Concerto Competition. In 2008 she was awarded a fellowship to enter the doctoral program in piano performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the studio of Dr. Ian Hobson, and received her DMA in Spring 2013.

Tatiana has appeared at several festivals in the United States and in Europe such as the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Illinois Summer Youth Music, Bowling Green Music Institute, Toradze Piano Institute in Indiana, Ionian Summer Music Academy in Greece, Les Orres International summer academy in France; Suomussalmi Music Festival in Finland, Musica Atri and Scuola Italia in Italy, and has received numerous awards in solo and chamber music competitions. She has worked at Mussorgsky State College in St. Petersburg, Russia, at Bowling Green State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Bradley University.

Tatiana is currently an adjunct faculty member at Millikin University School of Music, and teaches piano, chamber music, theory and musicianship for the Illinois String Academy and Piano Laboratory Program at UIUC. In addition, she mentors an independent piano studio in Urbana, Illinois where she resides with her husband and two sons, and is Artistic Director of the Chambana Music Competition.