- M.M., Master of Music, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 1983
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 1980
Shuichi Umeyama is assistant professor of music in opera studies and an opera coach at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
A sought-out collaborator by internationally prominent vocalists, pianist Umeyama is a highly seasoned concert performer. Equally at ease as a soloist and accompanist, he commands a vast repertoire in both vocal and instrumental literature. He has performed piano concertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff, among others, and his recitals have been broadcast on Japan National Broadcasting (NHK).
In the United States, Umeyama has served as a coach or an accompanist for San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera North, Indianapolis Opera, and others. He has been an official accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Laffont Competition) for over 30 years.
As a musical coach, he has participated in numerous operatic world premieres, including Our Town (Rorem), Jeppe (Sandstrom), Vincent (Rands), and The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh (Phan).
In 2017, Umeyama taught voice students at Aichi University of the Arts in Japan as a resident artist.