Andrew

Schneider

Vocal Coach and Collaborative Pianist

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"Andrew Schneider plays like Liszt" 

- Houston Press

"Schneider delivered a crisp performance"

Arts and Culture Texas

A native of Houston, Andrew Schneider is a pianist and vocal coach whose virtuosic technique and interpretative daring has cemented his reputation among clients 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 his clients. Andrew’s wide ranging musical activities also includes harpsichord and organ performance, composition, and conducting.

Andrew holds a B.Mus., summa cum laude, in music composition from Rice University, and in 2009, was a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Competition. From 2012-2016, Andrew served as organist at St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston and continues to perform as a church organist throughout the Houston area. Andrew has also served LSC-Kingwood as a staff accompanist since 2014.

For Mercury Houston, a period instrument ensemble, Andrew regularly plays harpsichord continuo, and has participated in several performances for the Houston Early Music Festival. As a continuo player,  Andrew has also played Handel’s Messiah with the San Antonio Symphony and the Kingwood Chorale, as well as Haydn’s Creation with the Woodlands Chorale.

In the field of opera, Andrew has served as music director for a production of Sweeney Todd and has coached Ariadne auf Naxos for the Kingwood Summer Opera. Andrew has also served as music director for Lone Star Lyric Theatre's production of Victor Herbert's Madeleine, and rehearsal pianist for the Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society's production of A Topsy Turvy Mikado. Other operas Andrew has coached include Rita, L’heure espagnole, L’italiana in Algeri, and La scala di seta for Operativo Houston, as well as Hansel and Gretel. For a 2016 Pittsburgh production, Andrew also coached the leading role in Die schweigsame Frau. Recently, Andrew has worked with HGOco, Houston Grand Opera's community outreach initiative, to assist in coaching singers for performances of Kamala Sankaram's Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, Mary Carol Warwick's Cinderella in Spain and Donizetti's The Elixir of Love.


In his spare moments, Andrew enjoys history, literature, linguistics, cartography, and mystery novels, all interests upon which he is apt to draw for his renowned store of indelible anecdotes.

Andrew Schneider is represented by Seven Eight Artists.

 
 

Events

 

Recital with Bass-Baritone Christopher Besch

January 4, 2019, 7:30 PM

Lone Star College

Cyfair, Texas

Program to include the world premiere of six songs from composer Brian Herrington's setting of poetry by Arkansas poet, Miller Williams, entitled "Notes in a Minister's Hymnbook" 

Performance with La Speranza

January 26, 2019, 7:30 PM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church 

Houston, Texas


Featuring Andrew Schneider on Harpsichord

A Concert of Texas Composers

February 21, 2019, 6:00 PM 

Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches, Texas

With Joanna Becker, violin, as part of a tour of Texas with the Texas New Music Ensemble

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

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