Ed Shuman, Piano
Ed Shuman is a pianist, composer, conductor and teacher who has been musically active in the community since his arrival in South Florida in 1985. He has concertized throughout South Florida as soloist, accompanist and chamber music pianist . In 2006 Mr. Shuman was the accompanist for the Elementary All State Chorus concert at the annual FMEA Clinic/Conference in Tampa. A public school music teacher in Palm Beach County since 1985, Ed is a certified Level 4 Orff specialist, and he has presented numerous workshops for integrating music into the curriculum. He is the author or several volumes of interdisciplinary compositions for music, language arts and mathematics. His book of piano duets for children, Let’s Play Together was favorably reviewed in the Florida Music Director magazine in 1987.
Actively involved with the Spotlight on Young Musicians concerts at the Kravis Center since the series’ inception in 1994; he has served as steering committee member, conductor, composer, accompanist and manager, and in May of 2007 he conducted the fifth composition of his to be performed at a Spotlight concert.In 1981 he appeared as piano soloist in the presigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago. That concert was broadcast live on WFMT, National Public Radio. In 1999 Mr. Shuman received the William T. Dwyer Award for excellence in elementary education.