WORKS

Schneider has written over 85 works. The most noted are below.
For questions about scores, e-mail winstonfschneiderinquiries@gmail.com (updated September, 2022).

Harmonious Projection (2022)

for clarinet in A, violin, cello, percussion (crotales, bongos & congas, suspended cymbal, and marimba), and harp

* commissioned by Project Harmony, an organization that works to end child abuse

* to be premiered October 15th at the Holland Performing Arts Center for Projects Harmony's 25th Anniversary Gala

* to be performed by Rico Amador, violin; Tim Strang, cello; Galante, clarinet; Rob O'Brien, percussion;  Katie Wychulis, harp

Anniversary Overture (2022)

for orchestra

* commissioned by KVNO classical music radio station for their 50th anniversary celebration

* Premiered September 23 and 24 by the Omaha Symphony at the Holland Performing Arts Center 

* conducted by Maestro Ankush Kumar Bahl

* Live broadcast of KVNO

Recording from live radio

broadcast available upon request 

Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle Quartet  (2022)

for string quartet

* played by Anne Nagosky, violin; Andrew Irvin, violin; Clark Potter, viola; and Andrew Bukowinski, cello, for Soundwaves 

Symphony in B-flat Minor, "Revelation"  (2022)

for orchestra

* completed January 2, 2022

2022 NFMC (National Federation of Music Clubs )Young Composers Contest national winner

* additional NFMC Regional Oscar Valentin award 

Salt Creek Tiger Beetle Quintet (2021)

for string quintet (2 violins, 2 violas, and cello)

* 2022 MTNA Junior Composition Competition national winner  

* inspired by one of the world’s rarest insects, an endangered species that is only found in Nebraska

* performed and recorded by Jenna Ferdon, violin; Jessica Hanson, violin; Jesse Griggs, viola; Ruth Meints, viola; Time Strang, cello

The Big Umbrella / La Sombrilla Grande (2021)

for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano and spoken voice 

* commissioned by the Omaha Conservatory of Music, for their "Stories from Childhood" series, sponsored by Debbi and Speedy Zweiback

* featuring the book, "The Big Umbrella" by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates

* English and Spanish version available on YouTube

* Melissa Tatreau-Holtmeier, violin; Jenna Ferdon, violin; Jesse Griggs, viola, Dr. Elizabeth Grunin, cello; Dr. Janka Krajciova, piano; Grazzia Rode-Sagastume, narrator 

* premiered August 14, 2021

Performing Ernestly (2021) 

for violins, viola, cellos and piano

* commissioned by Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory 

* premiered July 2021 at RMSC Goes Virtual in Concert

* performed by RMSC musicians, now on YouTube 

* inspired by Ernest Richardson

Expiculating Quintet (2021)

for clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, and cello
 

* prestigious award for American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 2021 Morton Gould Young Composers Award

Battle of Five Armies (2021)

for winds , brass, and percussion 

* recorded by the New York Youth Symphony on May 2, 2021, conducted by Na'Zir McFadden

* released on May 13, 2021 on Spotify

* inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, “The Hobbit”

String Symphony No. 1 in G major "Composed At One" (2020)

for string orchestra

* premiered July, 2021 at SoundWaves Concert, by SoundWaves Continuum Orchestra

* first place, SoundWaves 2020 Composition Contest

* conducted by Maestro Ernest Richardson

* inspired by composition competition prompt by Patti Ritchie 

Symphony in G minor (2020)

for orchestra

* written during pandemic year

* inspired by the countless hours spent composing alone when the world shut down

Symphony in E Major (2020)

for orchestra

* written during pandemic year

* inspired by the countless hours spent composing alone when the world shut down

Symphony in D Major (2020)

for orchestra

* written during pandemic year

* inspired by the countless hours spent composing alone when the world shut down

Trying to Catch a Cloudless Sulphur (2020)

for solo flute

* performed and recorded by virtuosic flutist Mimi Stillman

* selected for "ComposerLab Flute: Young American Composers" program for composers under 30, 2021

* performed for “Broadcast: Young Composers Marathon,” Curtis Summerfest 2020 

* inspired by trying to catch by cloudless sulphur butterflies at “Dandelion Park” growing up, and the one time I didn’t catch any 

Pests, Parasites and Plagues (2020)

for viola and clarinet

* played by Jessica Meyer and Benjamin Fingland as a part of the New York Youth Symphony Composing Program, fall 2020

The Summer of COVID-19 (from the Perspective of a 17-year-old Girl) (2020)

for septet and spoken voice 

* commissioned by the Omaha Symphony, a joint project with the Durham Museum, to archive the pandemic 

* performed and recorded by the Omaha Symphony, October, 2020 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, conducted by Maestro Ernest Richardson 

Recording from live radio

broadcast available upon request 

Jack Skellington’s Prelude (2020)

for solo cello

* played by Philip Sheegog as a part of the New York Youth Symphony Composing Program, fall 2020

* inspired by Halloween and the character Jack Skellington

Festival in Hobbiton (2020)

for string octet

* MTNA regional first place, 2020

* inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's book, "The Hobbit"

Sonatina in D minor (2020)

for solo violin

* performed by Hannah Landrum of the Minnesota Orchestra, summer 2020

Beryllium (2019)

for cello, violin, clarinet and piano

* performed and recorded by Ars Futura (Cleveland based contemporary music ensemble)

* inspired by the silver-grey, alkaline earth metal element 

The Jocund Overture (2019)

for chamber orchestra

* played by Orchestra Omaha, 2019

* MTNA regional first place, 2019

* an orchestration and expansion of "The Jocund Melody"

The Jocund Melody (2018)

for string trio

* commissioned by the Omaha Conservatory of Music for their fall fundraising “melody reveal” annual appeal helped to raise $68,800 ($38,800 over their $30,000 goal), 2018.

Insect Suite (2018)

for orchestra

* an 11-minute orchestra piece debuted in New York by Face the Music in 2018 as a part of MATA Jr. Festival

* performed by the Omaha Symphony in February, 2020 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, conducted by Maestro Ernest Richardson

* three movements: I. The Stinkbug, II. The Whistling Tarantula, III. Fireflies 

Early Works (2015 - 2018)

Scherzo of the Feather Stars

for string quartet

* performed by Dallas Symphony players in Dallas in 2018

* won first nationally in NAfME Composition Competition, 2018

Ootheca (The Insect March) 

electronic 

* won first nationally in NAfME Electronic Composition Competition, 2018

* inspired by a praying mantis egg case 

String Quartet in G minor

for string quartet

* included in Nebraska Public Media's "What If..." series, Growing Great Beginnings - Season 1, Episode 2

String Quartet in E-flat Major

for string quartet

* included in Nebraska Public Media's "What If..." series, Root Research - Season 2, Episode 2

Violin and Piano Waltz in E minor

for violin and piano

* performed at OCM Composer's Symposium

* featured in the Nebraska's Rising Stars concert (UNO)

String Quartet in A minor

for string quartet

* performed at OCM Composer's Symposium

* featured in the Nebraska's Rising Stars concert (UNO)

Sonatina in E minor 

for violin and piano

* performed at OCM Composer's Symposium

* featured in the Nebraska's Rising Stars concert (UNO)

String Quartet in D minor 

for string quartet

* NFMC's Nebraska Junior Composers Contest, first place, 2018

String Quartet No. 1

for string quartet

* MTNA regional first place, 2016

Attack of the Jabberwock

for solo piano

* national second place winner in "Hal Leonard, Carol Klose Composition Competition," 2015

* featured in "Inside the Mind of the Artist" Composers Symposium (OCM)

* inspired by Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky"

Earliest Works 

Cicada Named Fada 

for solo piano

Snowman, Snowman, Don’t You Melt

for solo piano