Elena K. Cruz with the Columbia Daily Tribune covers my 2019 Sinquefield Prize
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The way that he explored the more sensitive sounds of the instruments he was writing for and the delicacy and detail with which he treated his musical materials, it displayed a sophistication in his musical thinking that we thought was outstanding.
– Jacob Gotlib, Mizzou NMI Managing Director
Dylan Grosser writes on my career, with some kind words from family and mentors (Grand Valley Lanthorn)
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Schroeder’s twin brother, Lukas Schroeder, is an award-winning musician as well. […] They play music together, they critique each other, they get worked up at each other and they admire one another.
“[Niko] is one of the hardest working people I know, period,” Lukas Schroeder said. “People just don’t work as hard as he does. It’s exciting to watch; he’s always doing something new.”
Claire Fisher reports with the Grand Valley Lanthorn (campus newspaper) on the 2016 GVSU New Music Ensemble Composition Competition:
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[Canvas the Bear] was the one piece out of all of them that made everyone crack a smile at one point, It was funny. It was jazzy. It was impeccably crafted all the way throughout…[in Threnody], everything that came through, there wasn’t any question about what (Schroeder) wanted the listener to hear. So that’s simply great orchestration.
– Alexander Miller, Composer and Assistant Principal Oboist with the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Niko D. Schroeder with Jon Gorter on the state of soundscape ecology in West Michigan
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Sidney Selvig with the Grand Valley Lanthorn in preparation for the 2017 GVSU Composition Competition
Marie Orttenburger with Great Lakes Echo (environmental conservation) on the GVSU interdisciplinary exhibit “Great Lakes: Image & Word”
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Matthew Makowski with GVNow (campus publicity magazine) on the 2016 GVSU New Music Ensemble Composition Competition
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Matthew Makowski with the Grand Valley Magazine (alumni magazine) on the 2016 GVSUNME National Parks Tour
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With the Lake Effects
Ben Steer with WYCE on “Ioway”
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Marie Orttenburger with Mostly Midwest announcing two singles from “Ioway”
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Jessica with Under Bright Lights on “My Friends All Left Me”
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Moriah Gilbert with the Grand Valley Lanthorn on “Beta”
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