Bronwyn Schuman loves her work as a pianist, collaborator, teacher, and writer. She is a recent graduate from The Juilliard School in New York City with her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano. At Juilliard, her primary teacher was Lydia Brown; she also studied with Jonathan Feldman, Brian Zeger, Diane Richardson, JJ Penna, Cameron Stowe, and Gina Levinson. A two-time winner of Juilliard’s Honors Recital, Bronwyn has recently performed in Alice Tully Hall at The Lincoln Center, in WQXR’s The Greene Space, and in regular performances for Juilliard’s Liederabend and Sonatenabend series. Bronwyn is currently a Doctor of Music student in Collaborative Piano at McGill University, under Michael McMahon.
Before attending The Juilliard School, Bronwyn graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018 with a BMus in Piano, under Edwin Gnandt, and a BA in English Literature from Ambrose University in her hometown, Calgary, Canada. Bronwyn has attended several music festivals, such as SongFest (Los Angeles), Toronto Summer Music (Canada), Charles Foreman's and Kathleen van Mourik's Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music (Calgary, Canada), and the Franz Schubert Institute (Austria). At these festivals, she has participated in coachings and masterclasses with renowned pianists and teachers such as Graham Johnson, Margo Garrett, Warren Jones, Rudolf Jansen, Roger Vignoles, Wolfram Rieger, Julius Drake, Helmut Deutsch, Malcolm Martineau, Alan L. Smith, Kevin Murphy, and Michael McMahon, among others.
Bronwyn performs a variety of musical styles with several different types of ensembles. While Bronwyn loves all forms of musical collaboration, her passions for literature, drama, and the singing voice have led her towards work in the field of vocal coaching. She has held Opera Coach and Repetiteur fellowships at the Atlantic Music Festival (Maine) and Aquilon Music Festival (Oregon). Before moving to New York City, Bronwyn was a coach for the University of Calgary’s Vocal Arts Department. Bronwyn performs regularly with partners for recitals, concerts, auditions, and competitions.
Other areas of Bronwyn’s musical career include over a decade of teaching experience with individual students and with group classes; work teaching classes and giving workshops on piano pedagogy; academic presentations on topics ranging from Ear Training to The Book of Hanging Gardens to Britney Spears; published journal articles, including some most recently in The Juilliard Journal (see Publications); experience leading and conducting choirs and small ensembles; and experience in editing, administration, and publishing through Canada’s Palliser Music Publishing. Bronwyn is also an editor and proofreader of written works, as well as an English tutor.
Bronwyn was a recipient of Juilliard’s Gluck community service fellowship, which provides students with opportunities to present original programs to communities in New York City, including retirement residences, hospitals, hospices, psychiatric wards, and schools. For nearly a decade, Bronwyn has also performed as a soloist and in ensembles for hospitals, retirement homes, and other care facilities in Calgary. She is thrilled to continue bringing her music to the broader community.