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Consultant for Dance/Pianist

Larry Schanker has been working as a composer for the past twenty-five years. His credits include composing and playing live for the Second City Comedy troupe, and composing the music for the Goodman Theater’s annual production of A Christmas Carol in Chicago for fifteen years. Dr. Schanker holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of Chicago and has received 12 ASCAP Plus awards for performances of his music. He teaches music and humanities at Brookview Montessori School and is active in musical outreach programs throughout Berrien County. He has composed numerous pieces for programs at the Citadel Dance Center, including Around the World in the Season of Light, a 60-minute multi-cultural celebration of the holiday season.