The Thompson Fields
  • Get credit listing on the The Thompson Fields CD for helping make this recording possible
  • Credit Listing on a commemorative marker we're creating at Willow Lake Farm near Maria's hometown in Minnesota
  • Invitation to a recording/mixing/mastering session
  • Coffee table book, The Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds, which inspired the piece Arbiters of Evolution
  • See sketches of Maria's new compositions and hear clips from rehearsal to the final recording session
  • Receive a LTD Edition The Thompson Fields CD

The Birth of a New Work
  • This is an invitation to everyone, to follow along with me, through video, the premier of a work written in dedication to our dear friend and bandmate, Laurie Frink. This work will be premiered and played, in Laurie's honor, throughout the week at our annual Thanksgiving Week engagement at the 'Jazz Standard' this November, 2013.
Chamber Works - Winter Morning Walks
  • Receive prominent ArtistShare┬« Executive Producer credit listing on the new recording
  • Follow the creative process behind the creation of this historic recording
  • Attend a performance at Carnegie Hall as Maria's guest
  • Receive signed original handwritten score pages from the recording
  • Receive personal phone calls from Maria as the project progresses
  • Limited Edition Winter Morning Walks  CD
The Score and Parts Project
  • Immediately downloadable scores and parts in PDF format
  • Instant access to any updates or corrections
  • Access the creative process behind the compositions through exclusive streaming videos, audio shows, and more
The Study Scores Project
  • Immediately download individual study scores
  • Access the creative process behind the compositions through exclusive streaming videos, audio shows, and more
  • Order the book "Evanescence - The Complete Scores" published by Universal Edition
Grammy Award Winning Concert in the Garden 2004
  • Experience the creative process with Maria!
  • Get an inside look at Maria's compositional process.
  • Hear the music unfold from the first rehearsal to the final recording.
  • Score samples
2007 Recording Sky Blue

This project was completed on 7/242007. Below are the original project highlights and description:

    • Executive Producer Participant: Little Johnny Koerber
    • Gold Participants: Carl and Dori Schneider
    • Silver Participants: Eugene Malinowski, Bill Bloemer, Justin Freed
    • Bronze Participants: Paul James, Peter Riley, Eric Wenocur, Kate Schneider, Bret Gladstone, Bob and Lauren Bresnan, Jeff Clemens

  • Follow along with Maria through ArtistShare as she writes a new commission for Peter Sellars and the New Crowned Hope Festival
  • See sketches of the new commission and hear clips from the first rehearsal through to the final recording session
  • Learn about her passion for birding and hear how this relates to her new composition
  • Get credit listing on the Sky Blue CD for helping make this recording possible
10/18/2006 - Maria's Journal-- New Commission Description, Part 1
Inspirations for "New Crowned Hope" Commission
By Maria Schneider

Though I've lived in New York for over 20 years, my heart and soul still reside in a small town in southwest Minnesota where I grew up. An open prairie and farm...
10/18/2006 - Maria's Journal-- New Commission Description, Part 2
Now, in the middle of Manhattan, I fortuitously landed 1/2 block from what's recognized as the 12th best birding spot in the United States. For years, I didn't even realize it. But, in fact, numerous migratory birds fly up the east coast from...
10/18/2006 - Maria's Journal-- New Commission Description, Part 3
My piece is inspired by these creatures. They carry with them South and Central America, a place my music has reached out to for many years. I hope to capture the anticipation, the reaching for Spring. It starts with a feeling of earth --...
Sky Blue CD - LTD Edition w/40 page booklet (mail order)
Sky Blue was released in 2007 and subsequently won a Grammy award for the composition "Cerulean Skies." The following description was written prior to its launch. All documentation described below continues to be made...