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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

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.

Biographical History

From the Collection: 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.

Extent

1 folder

Language

English