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Where the most Inspired Musicians
become the most Inspiring Music Teachers

VanderCook College of Music

Faculty & Staff

Leah Schuman

Associate Professor, Trumpet
Executive Director, One City

Dr. Leah Schuman holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a master’s degree in trumpet performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, a graduate certificate in performance from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia, and a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Northwestern University. Dr. Schuman has worked with hundreds of teachers and students to refine and develop their work on brass instruments.

Since 2018, Dr. Schuman has been the executive director of VanderCook’s One City outreach program, providing free music instruction to underserved middle school students from south of downtown. In addition to teaching at VanderCook, Dr. Schuman is an active performer and clinician across the Chicagoland area, and a former member of the St. Petersburg State Chamber Orchestra.

  • AM 111-412 Applied Trumpet
  • FT 100 A Music Fundamentals
  • FT 100B Music Materials
  • MUS 212 High Brass Techniques (trumpet & horn)
  • MED 412 Brass Methods
  • 553 Advanced Brass Methods
  • 514 B High Brass Techniques (trumpet)


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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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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