Michael Schneider comes from Salzburg, where he began his musical career at the Mozarteum with piano and singing. He continued his academic training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw). There Schneider completed IGP piano as well as orchestral and choral conducting and graduated with distinction in all studies.
He not only excels as an outstanding choirmaster, but is also a successful choral and orchestral conductor. Thus, Michael Schneider took over concerts as a guest with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO), the Gdansk Philharmonic Orchestra or the Vienna Singverein, among others. In 2017, he was engaged by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra as choral conductor for the China tour to rehearse the choirs there for Beethoven's 9th Symphony under Philippe Jordan.
In addition to his work for the Chorus Viennensis, Michael Schneider is also artistic director of the Ensemble Interpunkt, which he founded, and the Collegium Vocale Solists Ensemble.
Since 2017 he has been choral director of the Klosterneuburg Opera.
Michael Schneider has held a teaching position at the Institute for Music Leadership at the mdw since 2020.