As a jazz musician composer-arranger, Dr. Strauman has had his music performed or recorded by a number of distinguished musicians and ensembles.

Hal Leonard, Willis Music Company and A Circle of Fifths Music have published his music. He has recorded for Casablanca Records, Concert Jazz Records, Marlin Records, MMC (Master Musicians Collective), and Unidisc (an RCA subsidiary label). Additionally, he has published articles on music and music education in the Piano Quarterly, the School Musician and Pedalpoint.

As a piano accompanist, Dr. Strauman has worked with celebrated dancers-choreographers from the Alvin Aily American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Company, Hubbard Street Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, New York City Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

He has had jazz studies in New York City and Philadelphia with remarkable teachers: Manny Albam, David Berger, Jim McNeely and Adolph Sandole.

Dr. Strauman has been the recipient of awards from:

  • National Endowment for the Arts,
  • Eubie and Marion Blake Foundation,
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
  • American Music Center,
  • Broadcast Music Incorporated
  • American Society of Composers
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