Annie Schneller

Annie Schneller began studying the violin at the age of 4 under the private instruction of Ruth Sadasivan. In the
years since, Annie has accumulated honors including winning first place at the MTNA Kansas Young Artist
Strings Competition, an honorable mention at the MTNA West Central Division Competition, winning a spot in
the American String Teachers Association National Honor Orchestra, and being awarded first place in the
Shooting Stars Scholarship Competition. Annie’s orchestra experience includes holding concertmaster
positions in the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra as well as performing in the Carnegie Mellon
Philharmonic Orchestra, Brevard music festival and Roundtop summer music festival. As a soloist, Annie has
performed in music festivals throughout the United States and internationally, including Orford Musique
Academy in Quebec and Valhalla Summer School of Music in British Columbia. As a lover of chamber music,
she was awarded the Heartland String Quartet Program Festival Scholars Fellowship and performed in
chamber music festivals including Innsbrook Institute in St. Louis, Missouri and the Borromeo Music Festival in
Altdorf, Switzerland. Annie has also appeared in guest masterclasses, receiving instruction from Noah Geller,
Gary Levinson, Paul Huang, Simone Porter, Benjamin Bielman, the Borromeo String Quartet, and the Shanghai
String Quartet. Annie was awarded the Raymond Cerf String Scholarship and the Doris Turney Gibbs Violin
scholarship at the University of Kansas where she completed a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a
Bachelors of Music under the instruction of Veronique Mathieu and David Colwell. She is currently studying at
Carnegie Mellon University with a full scholarship under the instruction of William van der Sloot in a Master’s
Degree program.

Annie holds the teaching philosophy that every child (and child at heart) holds music within themselves, and
with the support of family and community everyone can find the confidence to share their music. Annie
combines the Suzuki Method with standard violin repertoire to teach the technique of the violin and works with
students in lessons towards musical goals.