Kathy Schuman appointed Vice President and Artistic Director of G. Schirmer, Inc.
30th November 2015
Since 2001, Schuman has served as Artistic Administrator of Carnegie Hall. During her tenure at Carnegie, she was deeply involved in the opening of Zankel Hall in 2003, which led to an expansion of the hall's presentations to include significantly more new music, early music, jazz, world and folk. In addition to other projects, she has been the primary coordinator of Carnegie's robust composer commissioning program, and oversaw more than 200 commissions during her time at Carnegie.
"I'm thrilled to be joining G. Schirmer and its stellar roster of composers," Schuman said. "This is an extraordinary time for new music and I'm very much looking forward to working with some of the most distinguished and exciting voices in today's rich and diverse musical landscape."
"We are honored that Kathy is joining our international team and assuming the artistic leadership of G. Schirmer/AMP along with its esteemed roster of Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-winning composers," said Music Sales Corporation/G. Schirmer/AMP President Robert Thompson. "She brings a wealth of international experience and gravitas to Schirmer, and we look forward to her leadership as our new Vice-President and Artistic Director."
Schuman began her career in arts management at Frank Salomon Associates and as Coordinator of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. She moved to Europe in 1994, where she was the Managing Director of the European Chamber Music Association in Bremen, Germany. Following that, she lived in London for six years, working first for the Arts Council of England as Administrator of the Contemporary Music Network touring program, and then as Associate Director of Intermusica Artist Management, where she managed artists and programmed the International Chamber Music Season at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in addition to other concert presentations throughout London.
Part of the international Music Sales Group of publishing companies, G. Schirmer Inc./AMP is one of the most respected names in American classical music. Founded in 1861 and acquired by Music Sales in 1986, G. Schirmer today boasts a legendary catalog which includes America's finest 20th- and 21st-century composers. Many of the world's most famous classical music publishing houses are part of The Music Sales Group: Chester Music (UK), Novello (UK), Edition Wilhelm Hansen (Denmark), Unión Musical Ediciones (Spain), Bosworth (Germany), and Éditions Alphonse Leduc (France). Together they form the world's largest independent holding of classical music and between them they represent some of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.