Douglas Schneider is the principal opera coach at Portland State University, having also served as staff accompanist at Northwestern and DePaul Universities. He served for several years as principal accompanist and coach for Portland Opera, having worked in similar capacities with Chicago Opera Theatre, Da Corneto Opera and Bowen Park Opera. He has performed over a thousand recitals as an accompanist, including collaborations with all the major instruments and voice. Sherrill Milnes, George Shirley, Steven Jordheim and Patrice Michaels are among the world-renowned musicians Mr. Schneider has accompanied in recital. In his career as accompanist, he has worked closely with George Manahan, music director of the New York City Opera, and Joseph Colaneri, conductor with the Metropolitan Opera. He has performed as pianist and organist with many ensembles, including the Portland Symphonic Choir, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Ars Antiqua, Seraphim, Cantores in Ecclesia, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Orchestra. Mr. Schneider records for GIA and OCP records and also can be heard on numerous other compact disc recordings.