6200 Karabrook Ct, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Adam Schumaker is a composer, educator, and arts administrator. He currently directs the education programs for The Gilmore Keyboard Festival where he manages eleven programs that serve thousands of students. Schumaker is also the lead of The Gilmore’s live streaming initiatives, bringing exceptional performances to accessible digital platforms with high quality audio and video.
Adam Schumaker maintains the position of visiting professor of music theory and composition at Kalamazoo College. An advocate for the integration of entrepreneurial education, Schumaker created and continues to teach the first Arts Entrepreneurship course at Kalamazoo College, and speaks regularly on the subject at regional colleges and music educator groups.
Schumaker has composed music for most mediums, including an intensive care unit hospital bed. He received an honorable mention in the American Prize competition for his song cycle, “The Best Thing Ever” for soprano and Pierrot lunaire sextet, premiered by What is Noise in March of 2016. His most recent commissions and grants have come from the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Albion College Department of Music, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Some Assembly Required.