Press and Interviews


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.

Interviews/Online Contributions

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
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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
Reminisce fondly (pg. 16)

With the Lake Effects

Jessica with Under Bright Lights on “Ioway” and with the band
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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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