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VanderCook College of Music

Faculty & Staff

Diana Schmück

Theory and Piano

Founding member of Orion Ensemble, and proclaimed by the Chicago Sun-Times as “one of the finest chamber pianists on the scene,” Dr. Schmück has also founded the Debriana Duo; the Daedalus Duo and the Vermillion Trio. She has collaborated with instrumental musicians from many of the foremost American orchestras, and worked for 14 summers with world-class singers at Ravinia’s Steans Institute. Dr. Schmück earned a doctoral degree from Northwestern University and also holds degrees from DePaul University and Wheaton College. She maintains a studio in Evanston, IL.

  • FT 101 W Theory and Musicianship I
  • FT 102 W Theory and Musicianship II


The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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