David Schneider, Curriculum Vitae



Indiana University. Bloomington, IN
Doctor of Music in Composition, 2008
minors in music history and music theory

Indiana University
Master of Music in Composition, 2004
secondary concentration in electronic music

University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Music in Composition, summa cum laude, 2002
Pi Kappa Lambda



Central Piedmont Community College, Part-Time Instructor (2012 – 2013)

  • Music Appreciation. Fall 2012, Spring 2013.

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Adjunct Instructor (Composition) (2009 – 2012)

  • Composition. Fall 2009-Spring 2012.
  • Composition Practicum. Winter 2010.

Northern Kentucky University, Adjunct Professor, Theory and Composition
(2010 – 2011)

  • Music Composition. Spring 2011.
  • Music Theory I. Fall 2010.
  • Music Theory IV. Fall 2010.
    20th-century music theory.
  • Aural Skills V. Fall 2010.
  • Aural Skills VI. Spring 2010, Fall 2010.

Indiana University, Adjunct Lecturer in Music (Composition) (2008)

  • Composition. Fall 2008.

Indiana University, Associate Instructor in Composition (2004 – 2007)

  • Composition for Non-Majors. Fall 2004 – Spring 2007.
  • Counterpoint. Fall 2006 – Spring 2007.
  • Instrumentation. Fall 2005 – Spring 2006.
  • Notation and Calligraphy. Fall 2004.

Private instruction in piano, theory, and composition (2010 – 2012)

Taught a studio of different ages and skill levels.


Other Skills


Proficiency in French and Spanish. Working knowledge/reading ability in Italian, German, and Latin.

Music Technology

Expert user of Finale (employed as a freelance music copyist). Proficiency with Pd (Pure Data), digital audio workstations, and other sound software.


Festivals and Workshops

Charlotte New Music Festival, Charlotte, NC, 2013-2014
Program Director (2014): Duties (so far) include selecting and corresponding with participants, planning concerts, and other logistical tasks
Program Coordinator (2013): Duties included selecting participants, organizing a new music open mic night, making the festival program, and numerous logistical tasks including creating rehearsal schedules, shuttling participants around town, collecting food donations, etc.

The Savvy Musician in Action music entrepreneurship workshop, University of
South Carolina, 2013: Participant

Accent 11 Festival, CCM, Cincinnati, OH, 2011: Taught composition class for kids, K-12.

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, Minneapolis, MN, 2008: Participant

Brevard Music Center summer composition program, Brevard, NC, 2003: Participant. Studied with Bright Sheng, Gunther Schuller, Claude Baker, and David Cutler.


Awards and Honors

Finalist in the Columbia Orchestra American Composer Competition, 2009

Dean’s Prize, IU Jacobs School of Music Composition Department, 2008

Winner of the 8th Annual Cambridge Madrigal Singers’ Composition Competition, 2006

2nd prize in the Music06 Composition Competition at the College-Conservatory of
Music, University of Cincinnati, 2006

IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Award, 2002

Winner of the New West Symphony Discovery Artists concerto competition (as pianist and composer), 2002

IU Jacobs School of Music Fellowship, 2004-2008

National Merit Scholarship, 1998-2002

USC Trustee Scholarship (full tuition), 1998-2002


Notable Performances

Cincinnati Composers Laptop Orchestra Project (CiCLOP) performance at Applause Music Festival, August 2013, Ft. Worth, TX: Germs for laptop ensemble

CiCLOP Midwest Tour, February 2012 (Butler University, University of Illinois,
Chicago, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), April 2012 (Miami University, OH): Germs

Ottawa New Music Creators: 60×60 Live! Januaray 2012, May 2012, Ottawa, Canada: Sequoia Sunburst

Entheon Quartet (members of the Cincinnati Symphony), May 2011, Taft Museum of
Art, Cincinnati, OH: Quartet for Oboe and Strings

CCM Chamber Players, April 2010, Cincinnati, OH: Evocations

Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, March 2010, Cincinnati, OH: Pet Rock for clarinet
and wind ensemble, Rebecca Danard, soloist

Minnesota Orchestra, November 2008, Minneapolis, MN: Automation for orchestra. Broadcast live on Minnesota Public Radio, and webcast

Indiana University Concert Orchestra, November 2008: Automation for orchestra

Indiana University Ballet Theater, October 2007, Bloomington, IN: orchestration of Chopin’s Grande Valse Brillante, op. 18 in the ballet Les Sylphides

Music06 Festival, CCM, June 2006, Cincinnati, OH: Ballade for piano quartet

Cambridge Madrigal Singers, May 2006, two performances, Boston, MA: “O Colonia” from Catullan Epigrams for mixed chorus a cappella

Midwest Composers Symposium, February 2006, Champaign-Urbana, IL: clockwork

American Harp Society Summer Institute, June 2005, Los Angeles, CA: clockwork

Midwest Composers Symposium, October 2004, Ann Arbor, MI: “the tube” from Evocations for fl, cl, vla, perc, harp

Ave Atque Vale, March 2003, Bloomington, IN: Catullan Epigrams

Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, March 2003, Bloomington, IN: Catullan Epigrams

New West Symphony, January 2003, two performances, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard,
CA: Caliente for piano and orchestra. Broadcast on KMZT FM in Los Angeles.

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic (formerly Conejo Concerto Orchestra), July 2001, Thousand Oaks, CA: Caliente for piano and orchestra


Activities As Performer

Performed my own piano music in recital at CCM, Indiana University, USC, and elsewhere, and appeared as piano soloist with two professional orchestras in performances of my piano and orchestra piece, Caliente.

Member of CiCLOP (Cincinnati Composers Laptop Orchestra Project), 2011-2012.

Numerous choral performances, including, most notably, performances with the May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble, two European tours with the USC Chamber Choir (the first of which culminated in winning the Grand Prize at the Florilege Vocal in Tours, France), and two performances of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Helmuth Rilling.

Took part in the collaborative performance art piece And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon by R. Murray Schafer in Haliburton Forest, Ontario, Canada, summer 2011.

Performed as vocal soloist (bass) in Harvey Sollberger’s Grandis Templum Machinae at the New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University, and in Mozart’s Mass in C Major, K. 337 at IU and Regina Coeli, K. 276 at USC.

Conducted my own compositions and those of my peers at Indiana University, USC, and the Brevard Music Center.



Joel Hoffman
Professor of Composition
College-Conservatory of Music /M.L. 0003
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556 9504
joel.hoffman @ uc . edu

Claude Baker
Professor of Composition
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812) 855-7423
bakerwc @ indiana . edu

Craig Bove
Discipline Chair, Instructor, Music and Dance
Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte NC 28235
(704) 330-6757
craig.bove @ cpcc . edu

Don Freund
Professor of Composition
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812) 855-1242
dfreund @ indiana . edu

Eric Knechtges
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Theory and Composition
Northern Kentucky University
Fine Arts 253
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5643
knechtgese1 @ nku . edu

Thomas J. Mathiesen
Distinguished Professor of Music, Musicology
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812) 855-5471
mathiese @ indiana . edu

Frank Samarotto
Professor of Music Theory
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
(812) 856-5740
fsamarot @ indiana . edu