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Michelle Schumann and Graham Reynolds' Joyful Noise
For their new Austin Chamber Music Center collaboration, the pianist and composer crank up the reverb but good
"...Michelle Schumann is at the piano, and anyone fortunate enough..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Schumann in Concert
"...Pathways to Shostakovich features mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Pétillot and pianist Michelle Schumann performing works by Mahler, Britten, Glazunov, Mussorgsky, and..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Arts Feature

2012 Austin Chamber Music Festival
Michelle Schumann's cause for excitement
"...Michelle Schumann is pretty effusive by nature. Still, when the..."

June 29, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Attention to Sound
John Cage's approach to music has shaped how Michelle Schumann listens to and plays it
"...the annual John Cage birthday concert, hosted by pianist Michelle Schumann, is perhaps the biggest new music event in..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

Plays Well With Others
Why Michelle Schumann is meant to be running the Austin Chamber Music Center
"...her once to know that playing music is what Michelle Schumann is meant to be doing. When she's at..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Seventh Heaven
Michelle Schumann works to keep the Austin Chamber Music Festival fresh
"...a reason they call it the seven-year itch," says Michelle Schumann, laughing. Having run the Austin Chamber Music Festival..."

July 11, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Birthday Cage
Pianist Michelle Schumann celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of musical innovator John Cage.
"...of avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-92). That's what pianist Michelle Schumann learned when she decided to throw a birthday..."

Sept. 6, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Baby Grand
Visit from stork means shift in Schumann's concert schedule
"...to postpone or drop out of a concert, and Michelle Schumann is no exception. But the Austin Chamber Music..."

Jan. 9, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival
How the Attacca Quartet, Emerson Quartet, and invoke played
"...Music Festival features three weeks of what Artistic Director Michelle Schumann calls “hardcore chamber music,” as a stellar array..."

July 17, 2018 Arts Post by Robi Polgar

Why Chamber Music?
For the folks who play it, it's the intimacy and democracy and unity and fun
"...notable experience in the field and enthusiasm for it: Michelle Schumann, artistic director of the Austin Chamber Music Center..."

July 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blist'ring Strings
This summer the Austin Chamber Music Festival really brings the heat
"...a little Beethoven, a little Mendelssohn, a soupçon of Schumann – in some midcentury modern church sanctuary. And there..."

July 8, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Hat' Trick
The Austin Chamber Music Festival gets you as close to opera as can be
"...concert. Which should give you a good idea why Michelle Schumann has made a point of bringing chamber opera..."

July 9, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Birthday Suit(e)
Old friends Hanan Alattar and Michelle Schumann tackle the art song artfully
"...tour stop between appearances in Hawaii and Eastern Europe, Michelle Schumann swung through town this past weekend for the..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Austin Chamber Music Center Performathon
Hundreds of chamber musicians fill Dell Hall with nine full hours of classical sounds
"...of our city's finest classical performers (ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schumann, Austin Classical Guitar Society Executive Director Matthew Hinsley,..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2016 Schedule
"...program, with the Piano Concerto in A major, featuring Michelle Schumann on piano, and Concerto for Flute and Harp..."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature

Words and Music
This year's Austin Chamber Music Festival and Austin Classical Guitar summer series really get lit
"...So says Michelle Schumann, artistic director of the Austin Chamber Music Center,..."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Break Into the Future
It's a new day for chamber music, as the Austin Chamber Music Festival shows
"...Austin Chamber Music Center Artistic Director Michelle Schumann gets that, and she's made a point of..."

July 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Season's Repeatings
Austin Chamber Music Center's lessons on developing a holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas
"...music from A Charlie Brown Christmas. ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schumann – who handles keyboard duties on the beloved..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Man With the Light Touch
Peter Bay leads the Austin Symphony with the finesse of Astaire
"...That encyclopedic knowledge of classical music is one of Michelle Schumann's favorite things about Bay. The Austin Chamber Music..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Sweet Land of Liberty'
The musical melting pot from new U.S. citizen Michelle Schumann was sweet indeed
"...of the Austin Chamber Music Center season, Artistic Director Michelle Schumann focused on a personal journey: her imminent passage..."

April 23, 2010 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Blue Rhapsody
The kickoff to the Austin Chamber Music Center's 12th festival was as much theatre as it was concert
"...chamber music festival? Austin Chamber Music Center Artistic Director Michelle Schumann and her creative colleagues would have it no..."

July 18, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Austin Chamber Music Center: Is that a bow in your pocket, or ... ?
For ACMC's next concert, Hot Enough for Ya, the aim is clear: Let's talk about sex
"...music to celebrate humor in music. Under Artistic Director Michelle Schumann, the center has forged ahead with this season's..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

'The Mozart Project'
Via innovation and homage, Ballet Austin makes new dances from old tunes
"...a long time), Austin Chamber Music Center Artistic Director Michelle Schumann and a string quartet from the center will..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

British Invasion
What might have been a night of dry British music was instead delightfully fresh
"...with a bit of situational comedy from Artistic Director Michelle Schumann, setting up the evening with wit and flair...."

May 6, 2011 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2010
Week two brings to Austin two eminent string quartets and a rockin' jazz trio
"...genre, intimacy. Over coffee, artistic director and regular performer Michelle Schumann discussed the festival from the inside looking out...."

July 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

A Love Supreme – The Music of John Coltrane
Turtle Island Quartet's tribute to the jazz genius was fresh and thrilling
"...Austin Chamber Music Festival. In her introduction, Artistic Director Michelle Schumann told the crowd how she had strived to..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016
The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing
"...6) THE ILLUSORY IMPRESSIONS PROJECT (Catherine Davis & Michelle Thompson Ulerich) Wandering about a West Campus mansion, seeing..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...and noms for the set and costume designs by Michelle Ney. The most recognized musical was Ragtime, produced by..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014
It was a year in which the personal shone through in dance and classical works small and large
"...in its 2010 premiere, its compelling pairings driven by Michelle Schumann's expressive readings of Bach and Glass...."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Organic Chemistry
Austin Chamber Music Festival ensembles prove the key to great musicmaking is to like your fellow players
"...three years, says Austin Chamber Music Center Artistic Director Michelle Schumann, who programs the festival. She's been asking musicians..."

July 12, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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