Aric Schneller

Aric Schneller
Aric Schneller is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at Sam Houston State University and the founder and Artistic Director of the annual SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival. Dr. Schneller previously taught at Idaho State University, the University of North Texas, and in the public schools of Justin, Texas.

Dr. Schneller offers many talents as a clinician, soloist, conductor, educator, producer, and composer/ arranger. He has appeared at the TMEA and TBA Conventions, American Band College Convention, and the Midwest Clinic. In addition, Dr. Schneller has served as President and on the Board of Directors for the Texas Jazz Educators Association.

Dr. Schneller is a former member of the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, the Two O’Clock Lab Band, and The Jazz Singers. Dr. Schneller has worked and performed with such jazz greats as Bob Mintzer, Arturo Sandoval, Phil Woods, Danilo Pérez, John Allred, Randy Brecker, Pete Christlieb, John Fedchock, Chuck Findley, Andy Firth, Ingrid Jensen, Rich Matteson, Dianne Reeves, Lynn Seaton, Ed Soph, Allen Vizzutti, and Bill Watrous to name a few.

Dr. Schneller holds a DMA in Trombone Performance from the University of North Texas, an MM in Vocal and Operatic Performance from Boston University, an MM in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and a BM in Trombone Performance from the University of Montana. Dr. Schneller is a Yamaha Performing Artist, a member of ASCAP, and a voting member of the Recording Academy Grammy Awards®.

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