DYLAN SCHNEIDER  c o m p o s e r


Dylan Schneider is widely recognized as a leading voice among today’s generation of composers. His work, praised for its innovative structure and dramatic flair, has drawn an international audience and has been performed by Grammy-Award-winning ensembles such as Eighth Blackbird, the Pacifica String Quartet, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. His latest opera, STRIP-TEASE, a surreal critique of the modus operandi of totalitarianism, received its recent premiere at Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. Schneider’s music pioneers a new frontier in performance, traversing the diversity of human experience with a sense of lyricism and play.

A dynamic instructor and mentor, Schneider is dedicated to the artistic development and future success of his students.  

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Press release:

On April 4, 2020, the Kátharsis String Quartet will premiere a new work entitled GOES A-A-A-H… The work premieres as part of a benefit-concert for areas of Brazil affected by recent fires in the Amazon. Taking its title from a line from The Girl From Ipanema, the piece draws on the bossa nova tradition as it pays tribute to the spirit of Brazil. The program also includes Schneider's violin duo CLIFFHANGER, which celebrates the wonder of exploring the natural world through rock climbing.

Norwottuck Chamber Series

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 3 p.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church

South Hadley, Mass.

"GOES A-A-A-H..."

Quartet Bossa Nova for the Brazilian Rainforest


More information about the

concert can be found here.