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Robert Schneider Memorial Service


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The music will begin at 1:00 pm
The service will begin at 1:30 pm
Overflow parking is available on the streets

Join us at First Baptist Church this Saturday in remembering the man and celebrating the life of Robert Schneider.

He was the Director of Music and Organist of The First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. For 32 years he was the Chair of the Music Department and Director of Choirs with the Shaker Heights City Schools in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

A graduate of the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio, he earned the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His graduate work included a study at the Academia di Musica Italiana per Organo in Pistoia, Italy. He is a recipient of the Yale University Distinguished Music Educator Award.

Dr. Schneider performed around the world as a conductor and organist with performances in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Duomo in Florence, St. Stephen ’s Cathedral in Vienna, Cambridge University, England, the Esztergom Basilica in Hungary and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China.

Bob was President of The Musart Society of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Arts Renaissance Tremont and a Past-Dean of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.