Carson Rose Schneider

Carson Rose Schneider is a collaborative pianist and coach currently based in Minneapolis, MN.  She has given recitals throughout the United States and Europe, and is an active performer and coach of chamber music, art song, choir music, opera, and musical theatre.  She is currently the Director of the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Gate City Bank Young Artist Program, where she just finished her second season.  Before that, she worked as a Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera and as a resident artist coach at Opera North in Lebanon, NH.  This summer, she joins the piano faculty at Bay View Music Festival’s two week art song, opera scenes, and recording program, called S.O.A.R.S.

Before moving to Minneapolis, Dr. Schneider worked as a staff accompanist at Eastern Kentucky University, where she played for voice and instrumental studios, along with faculty and student recitals. She also served as Assistant Director and Tour Pianist for University of Kentucky’s Schmidt Opera Outreach Program.  Passionate about arts outreach, she has been involved in other opera outreach programs in Minneapolis-St Paul, sponsored by the Twin Cities’ Opera Guild.  When she isn’t traveling, she freelances in the Twin Cities and is the pianist and choir accompanist at Union Congregational Church in Elk River, MN.

She finished her Doctor of Musical Arts in collaborative piano and coaching at the University of Minnesota in Fall 2017, where she studied with Timothy Lovelace. As a graduate teaching assistant, she played and served as assistant coach for the Opera Theatre and Opera Workshop departments. Additional study includes time abroad as a collaborative piano fellow at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy and as a piano fellow for Bay View’s mainstage opera program. Productions include Cosi fan tutte, L’elisir d’amore, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Speed Dating,Tonight!, Alcina, Carmen, Suor Angelica, and Madama Butterfly. Along with her doctorate, she has other degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MM) and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BM).