Jeremiah Schulman

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Jeremiah Schulman was a musician, violin teacher, and the Musical Director at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Biography and Education

Born in London in 1896 and educated at the Baker Street School. He had private musical tuition lessons.

General career

Schulman came to South Africa in 1915 and settled in Berea, Johannesburg. In 1920 he married Julia Purkiss with whom he had two children. He was the Secretary of the Johannesburg Musical Association.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Operas conducted by Schulman include:

1957 – Madama Butterfly for National Opera Association


The South African Jewish Year Book, 1929, edited by Morris de Saxe and assisted by I M Goodman. Published jointly by The South African Jewish Historical Society and The South African Jewish Board of Deputies.

Alexandra Xenia Sabina Mossolow[1]. 2003. The career of South African soprano Nellie du Toit, born 1929. Unpublished Masters thesis. University of Stellenbosch.[2]

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