Studied music under Mathias Moszkowski (Paris), Huber (Basel), Paderewski (Switzerland). Doctor of Music, University of Pennsylvania, 1928.
He was the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1935 to 1937. Schelling was a child prodigy. He made his debut at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age 4.
At age 7, Schelling traveled to Europe to study.
He was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire. While in Europe he worked with many great masters including Percy Goetschius, Hans Huber, Richard Barth, Moritz Moszkowski and Theodor Leschetizky.
At the age of 20 in 1896, he began studying with Ignace Paderewski and was his only pupil for three years. He toured Europe and North and South America, gaining a reputation as a remarkable pianist.
She died on February 4, 1938 at their summer home in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He died of a cerebral embolism at his home in Manhattan, New York City on December 8, 1939. His bride of four-months was at his deathbed-side.
He was elected an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the national fraternity for men in music, in 1917 by the Fraternity"s Alpha Chapter at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Married Lucie How Draper, May 3, 1905.