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ANDREW SCHNEIDER

Vocal Coach - Collaborative Pianist - Composer - Conductor

 

BIO

My Story

A native of Houston, Andrew Schneider is a pianist and vocal coach whose virtuosic technique and interpretative daring has cemented his reputation as a fearless musician. His extensive collaborative activity encompasses early music, standard operatic and art song repertoire, as well as contemporary music. Proficient in Italian, German, French, Latin -- and especially adept in less frequently encountered languages, such as Russian -- Andrew enjoys using his considerable linguistic skill to help make challenging texts accessible to singers both student and professional. Andrew’s wide ranging musical activities also includes harpsichord and organ performance, composition, and conducting.

Andrew Schneider is represented by Seven Eight Artists.

 

Vocal Coach

Whether his services are needed to assist advanced vocalists in understanding and naturally inhabiting roles from the standard operatic repertoire (and beyond), or whether he might be called upon to help relative vocal beginners navigate standard pieces' common pitfalls, Andrew is entirely at ease in assisting singers, with a particular reputation for being at home with difficult orchestral reductions of many sorts, especially those which are rhythmically complex.

Collaborative Keyboardist

Andrew is in his element working with several kinds of instruments and voices. With keyboard repertoire ranging from Baroque continuo sonatas and orchestral music (on harpsichord), to Romantic and modern chamber music, to church choir music (on organ, where he takes delight in supporting ensembles in addition to playing solo repertoire), to several world premieres, there is no challenge in this arena that Andrew will not devote all his effort to tackling, in the quest of creating cohesive interpretations of masterworks both well-known and obscure.

Composing and Arranging

Andrew delights in writing music in a wide variety of forms and for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal combinations. Through his music, his predilection for meticulous craftsmanship, structural coherence, and the aspects of tradition that have stood the test of time is readily discernible, though not without the occasional touch of spontaneous originality. He especially loves writing music which is satisfying for performers to learn and play, in which the learning curve presents principally those difficulties which merit the adjectives "exigent" and "rewarding."

Conducting

Andrew devotes a great deal of his energy and times to honing his skills in communicating to ensembles his interpretations of both repertoire music and his own works, especially in the hopes of helping fellow composer colleagues achieve a wider audience. As said in other places on this website, he enjoys a challenge, and welcomes inquiries in this regard from composers who have recently-written ensemble, choral, or orchestral works.

Translations

As a linguist by hobby, Andrew is intrigued by the potential uses of his skills in the musical world. He specializes in Romance languages and German, but is always keen to expand his horizons in less frequently encountered tongues. Several of his translations of arias and songs can be seen on Lieder.net.

Whispering Fragrance

Andrew can be heard on the newly released album Whispering Fragrance, a collection of chamber music by the composer Stephen Yip. Currently available to purchase and stream, Andrew plays piano on the tracks In Seventh Heaven and Tranquility in Consonance.

 
 
 
 
 

EVENTS

 

Texas New Music Ensemble's Composer's Concert

August 16, 2018, 7:30 PM

Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH)

Houston, Texas


Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4

September 28, 2018, 7:30 PM
Clear Lake United Methodist Church
Clear Lake, Texas

Recital with Bass-Baritone Christopher Besch

January 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

Lone Star College

Cyfair, Texas


Performance with La Speranza

January 26, 2019, 7:30 PM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church 

Houston, Texas

A Concert of Texas Composers

February 21, 2019, 6:00 PM

Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches, Texas

Performance with the Piping Rock Singers

February 23, 2019, 7:30 PM

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham

Houston, Texas

Performance to include the concert premiere of the motet, "Ego sum panis vivus" composed by Andrew Schneider.

Faculty and Guest Concert of Vocal Selections

February 26, 2019, 7:30 PM

Houston Community College-Stafford

Stafford, Texas

Texas New Music Ensemble Spring Composers Spotlight Concert

March 7, 2019, 7:30 PM
MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
Houston, Texas

Performance with the Chamber Singers of the University of North Florida

April 6, 2019, 3:00 PM 

St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church 

Jacksonville, Florida

Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers

Andrew Schneider, harpsichord

Faculty Concert

April 8, 2019, 7:00 PM

San Jacinto College-Central Campus

San Jacinto, Texas

Performance of "Afro-American Suite" by Undine Smith Moore

SCI Region VI Conference

April 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

Texas A&M University  

Commerce, Texas

Premiere performance of "Les Exuberants," Op. 11, duo for oboe and clarinet, composed by Andrew Schneider

Selections from the Bruch Eight Pieces

April 22, 2019, 7:15 PM

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas 

Featuring Celeste Markey, clarinet, and Hannah Martineau, viola

Performance with Houston Community College Choir

May 2, 2019, 7:30 PM

Christ Church Cathedral

Houston,TX

Performance of John Rutter's Requiem

Czech Art Songs and Piano Music

May 11, 2019, 7:00 PM

Houston Czech Cultural Center

Houston, Texas

Performance with soprano Elizabeth Gautsche featuring music by Dvorak, Martinu, and Korngold

Performances of Victor Herbert's Madeleine

June 21, 2019, 8:00 PM

June 22, 2019, 8:00 PM

June 23, 2019, 5:00 PM


MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston

Houston, Texas


Andrew Schneider, Music Director and Accompanist

Texas New Music Ensemble

August 22, 2019, 7:30 PM

Program to include "White Water" for Piano by Stephen Lias and "Alabama and American Sketches III" for Piano Four-Hands by Jefferson Todd Frasier

Opera on Tap

September 7, 2019, 9:00 PM
Notsuch
Houston, Texas

Performance with La Speranza

September 28, 2019, 5:00 PM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Houston, Texas

A Concert of Italian Baroque Trio Sonatas

Texas New Music Ensemble Voice Recital

November 7, 2019, 7:30 PM

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston

Houston, Texas

With Soprano Julia Fox

Texas New Music Ensemble Voice Recital

November 9, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen F. Austin State University, Cole Concert Hall

Nacogdoches, Texas


With Soprano Julia Fox

Performance with the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra

December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM

The Clarion at Brazosport College

Clute, Texas