Bass-baritone Mark Schnaible has appeared with top companies and ensembles around the world, including Oper Leipzig; the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Boston Baroque; Polish and Bergen national operas; the Wien Modern, Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto, and Schleswig-Holstein Musik festivals; and the opera companies of Arizona, Glimmerglass, Israel, New Orleans, Palm Beach, Utah, and Zürich, among others. Notable conductors include Bertrand de Billy, Edo de Waart, Christoph Eschenbach, Seiji Ozawa, Michel Plasson and Franz Welser-Möst. Mr. Schnaible has been engaged as a cover artist at the Metropolitan Opera for several seasons.
In addition to his role at Curtis, Mr. Schnaible serves on the faculty at the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College, a position he has held since 2004. He previously served on the faculties at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of Music, Morningside University, Hunter College, and Teachers College, Columbia University.
Mr. Schnaible has taught at the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, the Summer Opera Program in Tel Aviv, International Vocal Arts Institute (Chiari, Italy), Intermezzo Foundation (Hartford, Connecticut and Brugge, Belgium), the VOICExperience Foundation, LidalNorth International Opera Workshop (Oslo, Norway) and the Israel Vocal Arts Institute. He has given numerous masterclasses throughout the world.
Mr. Schnaible has maintained a private voice studio in New York City since 2001. His students are finalists and winners at prestigious competitions throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East; recording artists and GRAMMY winners; and have been chosen for young artist programs at Chautauqua, Ohio Light, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Sarasota, St. Louis and Wolf Trap operas. They go on to sing at Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio Torino, and numerous regional opera houses around the world.
His formal studies in vocal performance include a Bachelor of Music from Morningside College and a Master of Music from Baylor University. In 2005 he received an honorary doctorate from Morningside University.
Mr. Schnaible joined the adjunct faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2021.