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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
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 concerts presented by the Chicago Chapter and photographs of Longstreth and Escosa. Materials date 1969-1997.

Dates

  • 1969-1997

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ellis Schuman papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

3 folders

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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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