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dylan schneider

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Honors & Awards


ASCAP Plus Award – for Piano Quintet, Toccata for Cello & Piano (2013)


Mellon Foundation Dissertation-Year Award, University of Chicago (2012-2013)


Opera Production Award from The University of Chicago Arts Council (2013)


Guest composer, Thailand International Composition Festival (2012)


Regional Winner, 2012 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission (2012)


Thailand International Composition Competition, Finalist (2011)


Lowell C. Wadmond grant recipient (2011, 2012)


Century Doctoral Scholar Award, The University of Chicago (2007-2012)


The Edward Poole Lay Fellowship (2006, 2007, 2008)


The Eric Edward Sundquist Prize for outstanding thesis in Music Composition (2006)


European-American Musical Alliance, grant for composition study in Paris (2006)


Magna cum laude, Amherst College (2006)


Phi Beta Kappa, Amherst College (2006)


Alpha Delta Phi Fund, grant for production of Schneider’s opera (2006)


Mellon Fellowship in Music, Global Sound Initiative, Amherst College (2005)


President Tom Gerety Fellowship for Action, Amherst College (2004)


Lorene Lobner Keena Scholarship (2002, 2003, 2004)


Robert C. Byrd Honors Award (2002)


Alonzo Hazen Award (2002)


The Bob Dings Memorial Scholarship (2002)


Governor’s Award, The State of California (2002)


Class of 2002 Valedictorian, Placer High School (2002)


International Magicians’ Competition - Vancouver, Canada - First Prize (1992)


Dylan with Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Shulamit Ran.

Dylan at the 2011 Thailand International Composition Festival, pictured with the flutist who performed Schneider’s “Nocturne and Wake-Up Call” (2008). Each was awarded an honorary souvenir at a ceremony following the concert, presented by student composers.

Dylan (second from left) pictured with the other guest composers at the 2012 Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok. Dylan delivered the Asian premiere of his Rhapsodie atomique in a featured concert at the festival.