College Faculty: Vocal Arts
Since 1988, Mark Schnaible has taught and mentored countless aspiring young singers, teachers of singing as well as established professionals. The students from his voice studio continue to excel and have been chosen for numerous young artist programs including The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, Central City Opera House, Wolf Trap, Ohio Light Opera, San Francisco’s Merola Program, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, as well as Sarasota Opera. They have been chosen to participate in the art-song programs of SongFest as well as the renowned Ravinia-Steans program and have distinguished themselves as winners of numerous competitions including National Federation of Music Clubs, National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, The Joy in Singing Competition, The New York Oratorio Society Competition, as well as numerous European competitions.
His professional students have sung at the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Berlin Komische Oper, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Dresden Staatsoper, Barcelona Liceu, Israeli Opera as well as numerous regional houses in the United States and Europe. Additionally, they are Grammy winners, and have recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammaphon.
He currently serves on the voice faculties of the Curtis Institute of Music, Montclair State University, City University of New York, is the primary voice teacher for Arizona Opera Marion Roose Pullin Young Artist Program, Ravinia-Steans Institute for Voice, Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program as well as maintains a private studio in New York City. Since 2017 he has served as an artistic administrator of the Summer Opera Tel-Aviv program.
Bassbaritone, Mark Schnaible has sung with the Israeli Opera, Bergen National Opera, Polish National Opera, Leipzig Opera, Choregies d’Orange Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as numerous regional opera houses and concert venues in Europe, the United States and the Middle-East. The list of esteemed conductors and stage directors with whom he has worked includes Plasson, Ozawa, Eschenbach, de Billy, Nagano, Weikert, Welser-Möst, de Waart, Rovaris, Casadesus, Soustrot, Coppola, Joel, Asagaroff, Pilavacchi, Carsen, Decker, Auvray, Capecchi, Davia, Major, Melano, Fassbänder and Uzan as well as many others.
In 2005 he received an honorary Doctor of Music from his first alma mater, Morningside University.