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Schuman, Ellis

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1931-

Biographical History

Ellis Schuman (born 1931) is a performing artist, composer, and teacher.

Schuman was born in Chicago in 1931 and studied with prominent instructors such as Rudolph Ganz, Karel Boreslav Jirak, Mildred Dilling, Marie Ludwig Giordano, and Hans Tischler. He performed on piano and harp with Chicago's Musica Viva Quintet, and toured with the Baroque Repertory Ensemble as harpsichordist.

From 1969 to 1977 Schuman was president of the Chicago chapter of the American Harp Society. On the faculty of Chicago's Roosevelt University from 1981 to 1984, and taught harp, piano, and composition from 1985 forward at the Music Center of San Francisco.

Many of Schuman's compositions and arrangements for harp have been published by Lyon and Healy and International Music Publications, and are widely performed.

Citation

Roosevelt University, May 2, 2011 (b. May 25, 1931)

The American Harp Journal, Summer 2005: p. 19 (b.1931; studied with Rudolph Ganz, Karel Boreslav Jirak, Mildred Dilling, Marie Ludwig Giordano, and Hans Tischler; performed with Musica Viva Quintet and Baroque Repertory Ensemble; taught at Roosevelt University and Music Center of San Francisco; compositions and arrangements published by Lyon and Healy and International Music Pubications)

Ellis Schuman papers, 1969-2006 (president of Chicago chapter of American Harp Society)

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Ellis Schuman audio recordings , 1980-2001

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains CDs with recordings of Ellis Schuman's compositions performed by musicians from San Francisco. Also contains interviews by Ellis Schuman with Alice Chalifoux, Alberto Salvi and Marie Ludwig-Giordano. Materials date 1980-2001.
Dates: 1980-2001

Ellis Schuman collection on Alberto Salvi, 1940-2000

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains notes from Ellis Schuman pertaining to the collection. Also contains photographs of Alberto Salvi, a biography of Ellis Schuman, several programs from Alberto Salvi concerts and events and a photocopied article about Alberto Salvi. Date range 1940-2000.
Dates: 1940-2000

Ellis Schuman collection on Liliana Osses Adams, 1973-2006

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains articles and clippings about Liliana Osses Adams from harpa.com, a photgraph of Adams, harp recital programs, poems transcribed from Polish to English by Adams, printed images of art with harps, articles, interviews, and poems about ancient harps by Adams, a copy of the American Harp Journal from Summer 2005, a photocopy of an interview with Ellis Schuman by Liliana Osses Adams and a card to Adams from Schuman. Dates range 1973-2006.
Dates: 1973-2006

Ellis Schuman collection on Lynne Wainwright Palmer, 1978-2010

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of Lynne Palmer with husband and family, an aricle "In Memorian: Lynne Wainwright Palmer" from the American Harp Journal Summer 2010, and six years of correspondence between Schuman and Palmer dating from 1978-1984. Materials date 1978-2010.
Dates: 1978-2010

Ellis Schuman collection on Mildred Dilling, Harpo Marx and Marie Ludwig, 1970-2005

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents This subseries contains materials gathered by Ellis Schuman about Mildred Dilling, Harpo Marx and Marie Ludwig. Dates Range 1970-2005.
Dates: 1970-2005

Ellis Schuman collection on other harpists, 1940-2006

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains works collected by Ellis Schuman by other various composers. Dates range 1940-2006.
Dates: 1940-2006

Ellis Schuman papers on American Harp Society membership, 1969-1997

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 10-12
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains American Harp Society membership forms and promotions, correspondence pertaining to the donation, an article of the American Harp Journal from Summer 1981, and correspondence with the American Harp Journal. Also contains a photocopy of a certificate from the American Harp Society, a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Chicago Chapter, chapter reports from the Chicago Chapter, and correspondence from Schuman's years as president of the Chicago Chapter. Also includes programs of...
Dates: 1969-1997

Ellis Schuman papers on personal career, 1969-2014

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains a list of scores that were included in the donation, a list of Schuman's Lyon and Healy publications, biography of Schuman, articles reviewing works by Schuman, and two volumes of the American Harp Journal featuring articles about or by Ellis Schuman. Materials date from 1969-2014.
Dates: 1969-2014

Ellis Schuman papers on publications, 2000-2014

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains a list of scores that were included in the donation, a list of Schuman's Lyon and Healy publications, biography of Schuman, articles reviewing works by Schuman, and two volumes of the American Harp Journal featuring articles about or by Ellis Schuman. Materials date from 2000-2014.
Dates: 2000-2014

Ellis Schuman papers on the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, 1981-1984

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 4 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of Ellis Schuman and his classes at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University. Also contains correspondence from the dean of the college, Lyon and Healy promotional materials, list of faculty, promotional materials about the harp program and newsletters of the musical college. Materials date 1981-1984.
Dates: 1981-1984