Dylan Schuman is a trumpeter, composer, and educator raised in Baltimore and residing in Clarksville 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.
Dylan is especially honored to have performed with the “Out of Your Head Collective,” a series that brought Baltimore improvisers together to perform completely improvised sets at the Windup Space. Dylan also had the privilege to play with The Station North Jazz Orchestra at the 2016 Towson University Jazz Festival, featuring saxophonist Dennis DiBlasio.
Dylan is the director and founder of the 19-piece Screaming Art Large Ensemble. The ensemble has included over 50 Baltimore jazz musicians, improvisers, and composers thus far. The compositions are all Dylan’s original pieces, which include elements of swing, improvisation, chamber, spoken word, and rock sounds. The ensemble will be releasing their debut album in Winter of 2019, which will consist of the over hour long suite, “The Chronicles Of Aryeh.”
While attending Towson, Dylan had the privilege of working/studying with Ralph Alessi, Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson, Donny Mccaslin, Ellery Eskelin, Drew Gress, Matt Wilson, Ingrid Laubrock, and Dave Liebman through residencies and masterclasses. Dylan continues to seek out world class instructors and has had the privilege of taking additional lessons with Brent Madsen, Thomas Bithell, Sean Jones, Jonathon Finlayson, Russ Johnson, and Bobby Shew.
In 2016, Dylan was awarded 2nd place in the Sidney Lieberman Music Competition for his performance with his quartet. In 2018, Dylan was awarded the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for composition. The compositions submitted are pieces that will be coming out on the new record.
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 local high schools. Dylan has taught at Menchey Music Service, Music and Arts, ART-IST Music Center, and at his home in Baltimore City. Dylan combines classic trumpet technique with modern calisthenics, including exercises from the late Laurie Frink.
Dylan continues to be fascinated by the trumpet, improvisation, composition, and all things music. Dylan is currently pursuing his masters in music education from Austin Peay State University.