2018 Gate City Bank Young Artist Program Staff

YAP Director / Carson Rose Schneider

YAP Director / Carson Rose Schneider

Carson Rose Schneider is an award-winning collaborative pianist in Minneapolis, MN and has performed throughout the United States and Europe.  She completed her DMA in collaborative piano and coaching from the University of Minnesota in Fall 2017.  While there, she collaborated with the University of Minnesota Opera Theatre and Workshop.  She has also worked as a Fellow at Bay View Festival’s Main Stage Opera program and at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy.  Recent productions include Carmen, Suor Angelica, Madama Butterfly, and Into the Woods.  Carson has also been involved in several opera outreach tours sponsored by the Twin Cities Opera Guild and the Schmidt Opera Outreach Program, associated with the University of Kentucky.  Before moving to Minneapolis, she was a staff pianist and coach at Eastern Kentucky University.  In addition to her doctorate, she has an MM in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BM in piano performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Stage Director / Frederic Heringes

Stage Director / Frederic Heringes

Frederic Heringes has appeared on Broadway in the San Francisco & Toronto companies of “The Phantom of the Opera” (Ubaldo Piangi); in New York City in Brya Putnam’s new musical “The Toymaker” and played the role of Artiste in Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies”.  Regional Theatre credits include Agent Rank in “Unnecessary Farce”, Saunders in “Lend Me a Tenor”, and premiere productions of “Stonewall’s Bust” by John Morogiello and “One Golden Moment” by Wm. S. C. Coleman.

In Opera, Mr. Heringes has been heard with Florida Grand Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Anchorage Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Fargo-Moorhead Opera.  He studied acting at The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California and was a member of the repertory acting company there for five seasons, appearing in over thirty plays and musicals.  He returns to the FM Opera stage, having most recently appeared as Goro in “Madama Butterfly” and as St. Brioche in “The Merry Widow”.  In addition, Mr. Heringes serves as the stage director for the Gate City Bank Young Artist Program with FM Opera.