Wayne State College

Shelly Armstrong

Shelly Marshall Armstrong is the collaborative pianist at Wayne State where she enjoys playing for choirs, classes, and student juries and recitals, as well as WSC faculty and guest recitals. She also frequently collaborates with Dr. Angela Miller-Niles as Deux Femmes Pianistes, who presents duo piano music by women composers. In 2022, she played for the summer NCDA All State Concert Choir and performed with the Wayne State College Concert Choir at the NMEA conference in Lincoln. The following year, she accompanied the Nebraska Ambassadors of Music European Tour.

An active musician, Armstrong is a performing/recording artist and studio singer for choral demos. As an award-winning composer and arranger, her works have been published by E.C. Schirmer’s MorningStar and Galaxy divisions, Peck Music Group, MusicSpoke, SMP Press, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, in addition to featured “editors’ choice” selections with JW Pepper. She has presented at regional ACDA conferences and continues to play for numerous honor choirs. One of her favorite activities is making music with her husband, Matthew, and their children, Norah and Gabriel.


Bachelor of Music Education and Music Therapy - Wartburg College

Master of Music in Music Education - University of Northern Iowa