Michael Schreier

(402) 669-2421dividerschreier.music@gmail.com


Instruments & Instruction Offered

Jazz Piano (Intermediate and Advanced)*
Jazz Composition/Arranging (Intermediate and Advanced)**

*Jazz Piano students need not have any formal jazz experience, but should be at least 12 years old with a minimum of 3 years of piano experience; students should be able to demonstrate proficiency of both major scales and reading notation.
**Jazz Composition/Arranging students need not have any formal composition/arranging experience, but should be at least 15 years old with a minimum of 4-5 years of musical experience (on any instrument, including some jazz experience); students should be able to demonstrate proficiency of both major scales and reading notation.

 

Lesson Rates

$25 per half hour lesson
$40 per hour lesson

Fees are to be paid at the start of each lesson.

 

Education & Experience

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
      - Master of Music, Jazz Studies – University of Northern Colorado (2015)
      - Bachelor of Music, Music Education – University of Nebraska at Omaha (2013)
      - K-12 Music Teaching Certification (2013)
AWARDS:
      - ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award (2015)
      - Pianist for University of Northern Colorado’s VOCALab (2014-2015), Downbeat Magazine’s “Best Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble” (2015)
      - Most Outstanding Senior, UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media (2013)
      - 2nd Place, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Young Artist Competition (2013)
MUSICAL EXPERIENCE:
      - Opening act for The Swingle Singers at UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival (2014)
      - Performances in Paris and Strasbourg, France and at the Jungfrau Music Festival in Interlaken, Switzerland (2013)
      - Clinician and Guest Artist, Concordia College Day of Percussion in Moorhead, MN (2012)
      - Clinician and Guest Artist, Iowa State University (2012)
      - Performances at the opening of the American Cultural Center at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China (2012)
      - Performances at sister universities throughout Vietnam (2012)
      - Performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN (2011)
      - Performances at sister cities and universities throughout Japan and China (2010)
Composed Original Compositions and Arrangements for:
      - University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band I (Greeley, CO)
      - RESERVED Jazz Quintet (Omaha, NE)
      - Lewis Central HS (Council Bluffs, IA)
      - Elkhorn HS (Omaha, NE)
      - Papillion LaVista HS (Papillion, NE)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Graduate Teaching Assistant – University of Northern Colorado Jazz Studies (2013-2015)
Staff Manager – UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival (2014-2015)
Percussion Faculty – Elkhorn High School in Omaha, NE (2010-2013) Jazz Faculty and Collaborative Pianist – Skutt High School in Omaha, NE (2010-2013)