At home collaborating with both vocalists and instrumentalists, Dr. Carson Rose Schneider is a versatile pianist who works as a duo partner, coach, music director, and rehearsal pianist with opera companies, chamber groups, and choirs. Her performing career has taken her around the United States and abroad. Based in the Twin Cities Metro Area, she has collaborated with companies around the Midwest including Lyric Opera of the North, AOT, Skylark Opera Theatre, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Lakes Area Music Festival, OOPS MN, Bay View Music Festival, AOT, Out of the Box Opera, and Really Spicy Opera. This summer, she is playing and music directing concerts with Skylark Opera Theatre, Journey North Opera, and Out of the Box Opera, along with playing chorus rehearsals for Lakes Area Music Festival’s August 2021 production of The Rake’s Progress. In addition to an active performing life, she has a home recording and coaching studio called Carson Rose Studios and is the pianist and choir accompanist at Union Congregational Church in Elk River, MN.
Dr. Schneider graduated with her D.M.A. in collaborative piano and coaching from the University of Minnesota in 2017, where she studied with Dr. Timothy Lovelace. Additional studies as a young artist include programs at Opera North, Virginia Opera, La Musica Lirica, and Source Song Festival. She lives with her husband Mike in Maple Grove, MN.