Schneider Wins National Lowell Mason House Music Education Advocacy Competition
The Lowell Mason House is a music education and advocacy organization. During the autumn of 2019, participants were asked to submit a video, song, presentation or paper that expresses their ideas on an important issue - the future of music education advocacy in the 21st century. Schneider was the Grand Prize Winner with a video essay.
"Wunderkinder," Orchestra Omaha
Orchestra Omaha's first concert of the season will feature the works of three composers who all wrote works while very young:
Schneider: The Jocund Overture
Mozart: Symphony No.38 “Prague” in D Major, K.504
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64
September 28, 7 PM, Omaha Conservatory of Music
In the fall of 2018, young composter Winston Schneider was commissioned to write a melody and string trio for the Omaha Conservatory of Music’s fall fundraising annual appeal. The melody was revealed notes at a time on Facebook, as donations rolled in. Schneider’s “The Jocund Melody” helped to raise $68,800 for the OCM, $38,800 over their $30,000 goal.
Since that time, 11 year old Schneider has turned “The Jocund Melody” into “The Jocund Overture.” “When I was in the first meeting and asked to write a melody to reflect the vibe of the OCM, I immediately thought of the OCM on a busy day, with people coming and going and happy. I wanted a happy vibe for the song. The main motive of the piece came to me then, and I wrote it down in the meeting. That initial motive is the basis for this piece. I hope you find some element of joy in ‘The Jocund Overture.’”
ArtsCanvas.org (PBS NewsHour)
Bugs and books become inspiration for this 11-year-old composer
NET's "What If..." story is picked up nationally and featured on PBS NewsHour's Arts Canvas website.
Buzzing About Bugs: Omaha Symphony Performance Announced
GET TICKETS! Just announced: Omaha Symphony will play Winston's "Insect Suite," an 11 minute piece composed for full orchestra. Holland Performing Arts Center, Sunday, February 23, 2019.
"Learn about the incredible insects in your own back yard in this musical adventure, presented in partnership with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, featuring an original work by 11-year-old Omaha composer Winston Schneider."
Omaha Conservatory of Music's melody reveal fundraiser campaign: "The Jocund Melody"
In the fall of 2018, Schneider was commissioned to write a melody and string trio for the Omaha Conservatory of Music’s fall fundraising annual appeal. The melody was revealed notes at a time on social media, as donations rolled in. Schneider’s “The Jocund Melody” helped to raise $68,800 for the OCM, $38,800 over their $30,000 goal.