Dylan Schuman is a trumpeter, composer, and educator raised in Baltimore, Maryland and residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Dylan received his B.M. in Jazz/Commercial Trumpet Performance from Towson University, where he studied with Dave Ballou, Jim McFalls, and Rene Hernandez. While attending Towson, Dylan was an active member of the Baltimore jazz community and had the honor to perform throughout the Baltimore City area with a myriad of ensembles including the “Out of Your Head Collective,” which was a series that brought Baltimore improvisers together to perform completely improvised sets. Dylan is also proud to be the current curator of the monthly series “Jazz Night At The Crown” which started the summer of 2018 at the Crown located in Baltimore, MD.
Dylan is the director and founder of the 19-piece Screaming Art Large Ensemble. The ensemble has included over 50 Baltimore jazz musicians thus far. The compositions are all Dylan’s original pieces, which include elements of swing, improvisation, chamber, spoken word, and rock sounds.The ensemble released their debut album “The Chronicles of Aryeh” in 2019, for which Dylan was awarded the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for composition.
Dylan is an active educator and has worked with students in a variety of settings, including the Litchfield Jazz Camp, Baltimore Symphony sponsored Orchkids, and masterclasses at local schools. Dylan has taught at Menchey Music Service, Music and Arts, ART-IST Music Center, and at his home in Baltimore City. Dylan Graduated from Austin Peay State University in the spring of 2020 with a Masters in Music Education. While attending APSU, Dylan was the Music Theory Tutoring Lab coordinator working with students from “intro to theory” to “grad analysis”.
Dylan’s teaching style is student interest focused with an emphasis on creativity, improvisation, composition, and inclusion of a variety of genres. Dylan is the rock band instructor at Hillwood High School and H.G. Hill Middle School. Along with being the rock band director, Dylan is also the Hillwood High school assistant band director.
Dylan strives to continually develop his educational pedagogy, theory, and philosophy. Dylan is fascinated by the trumpet, improvisation, composition, education, and all things music. Dylan is currently exploring electronic music releasing A Computer-based album entitled "Four Heads" in December of 2020.