Carson Rose Schneider
Carson Rose Schneider is an award-winning pianist originally from New Haven, Connecticut and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. While living in Lexington, Kentucky she was a staff accompanist at Eastern Kentucky University and class piano instructor, and maintained an active freelance schedule. She has been an accompanist for the vocal music program at Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, a counselor and accompanist at Camp Encore/Coda, and a rehearsal pianist for Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Summer festivals include the Aspen Music Festival, Killington Chamber Music Festival, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Tibor Varga Music Academy in Sion, Switzerland.
Influential teachers are Christopher Taylor, Martha Fischer, Clifton Matthews, and Sandra Carlock. She has performed in masterclasses for Carlos Rodriguez, Robert McDonald, Gordon Back, Gilbert Kalish, and Jerome Lowenthal and coaches include Parry Karp, Paul Rowe, Martha Fischer, and Brooks Whitehouse. She holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MM ’11) and University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BM ’09) under Christopher Taylor and Clifton Matthews, respectively. This August she will start her DMA in collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota, under the tutelage of Timothy Lovelace.