Constance Shuman

Connie founded Shuman Associates in 1984 following a five-year tenure as Director of Public Affairs for Carnegie Hall. Prior to that she served as a Vice President of another public relations firm specializing in classical music, musicians, and opera companies.



Lisa Jaehnig

Lisa has worked in every facet of PR at Shuman Public Relations for more than 20 years, but began her career in music as a singer, performing roles like Musetta in La bohème and Nannetta in Falstaff, as well as her favorite role -- because there are no solos and all the high notes -- Frasquita in Carmen. Lisa has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and studied opera at the Boston Conservatory. She loves all genres of music and enjoys going to concerts from classical to classic rock to pop (her first concert was Loretta Lynn at the age of 8). When not performing her PR duties she watches Bravo! shows on repeat. 



Christina Bianco

Christina is a Chicago-native and grew up in Lincoln Park before attending Harvard University for her undergraduate degree. She has since worked in both public relations and artist management in New York City for internationally-renowned opera singers, conductors, and instrumentalists. She saw her first opera in 2007 thanks to the Met Opera Live in HD broadcasts, and has been in love with opera ever since. Her claim to fame was once singing the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs game. While in college she was the President of the Harvard College Opera and her (other) claim to fame is singing Contessa Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. According to family lore, she is distantly related to composer Giacomo Puccini, however this has not been officially proven yet. She lives in the Financial District (and is a proud FiDi defender) with her cat Valentina (follow her on Tik Tok @valentina.la.gatta). In her free time she enjoys running, traveling, working on her Italian, volunteering for the Billion Oyster Project, and occasionally doing stand up comedy.