music+audio+creative storytelling …

I’m an  audio producer, violinist, and composer — I love to tell stories in sound. 

My career as a public radio and audio producer includes:

  • creating and producing the award-winning “Musicians in their own words” series (NPR, PRI, APM), twice awarded national CPB grants
  • winner of the Best Documentary: Silver Award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival
  • two years as senior producer of the BBC’s Americana program, heard weekly on Radio 4 and World Service
  • commissioned by PRX in both 2013 and 2014 to produce ambitious science-related stories as part of the PRX/STEM project
  • Features aired nationally on programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Day to Day, Weekend America, The Story, and Latino USA
  • start-up consulting work on programs including “The Story” with Dick Gordon (APM), “The WUNC Pop-Up Music Club,” and “The State of Things” (North Carolina Public Radio)
  • teaching workshops on “Working with Music in Audio Storytelling” through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
  • Other major projects clients include The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the WFMT Radio Network
  • PRX Zeifunk award for 2014: producer most licensed by PRX Remix. 

For more on my own original music — including  work with dance, museums, and podcasts, please visit

My audio work has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Latino USA, and other public radio outlets. I was senior producer of the BBC’s Americana program 2009-2011. I created and continue to produce the award-winning Musicians in their words series (NPR, APM, PRI), and have served as a program consultant for the launch of programs including APM’s “The Story” with Dick Gordon. Current projects with the WFMT Radio Network range from Native American classical music to contemporary poetry. Other clients include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Al Jazeera America’s investigative unit, and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Close to 50 of my pieces can be heard (and licensed) via PRX. These include PRX-commissioned STEM pieces  The Elusive Digital Stradivarius and 700 Fathoms Under the Sea. I won a PRX Zeitfunk award for 2014. 

Other awards include the Silver Award: Best Documentary at the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

Musicians I’ve interviewed and produced pieces on include George Clinton, Yo-Yo Ma, Emmylou Harris, Poncho Sanchez, Cassandra Wilson, Renee Fleming, Joseph Shabalala, Gillian Welch, Regina Carter, Hilary Hahn, Ron Carter, and Keter Betts. A favorite piece I did for NPR featured the late Bo Diddley.

I teach courses through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.

For more info, please call 301 908 4511 Or email schulmancreative-at-gmail-dot-com  

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