Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Schmeling got his B.M., Boston Conservatory of Music and did graduate studies, Boston University. He began teaching at Berklee in 1961; for many years until his retirement ca. 2002 he was Chair of Piano there. He's done performances at numerous festivals, on radio and television, and with Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Ernestine Anderson, George Coleman, Carol Sloane, Frank Foster, Herb Pomeroy, Phil Wilson, Dick Johnson and others.
Stardust: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael; One for the Road; Sideperson recordings with Dick Johnson, Phil Wilson, Herb Pomeroy, and Rebecca Parris
Co-author of the Berklee Practice Method: Keyboard (2001) and Instant Keyboard (2002)