Heidi Schaul-Yoder


Heidi Schaul-Yoder is a devoted chamber musician and an advocate for the role of music in education and the community. Ms. Schaul-Yoder has performed chamber works at the Kennedy Center, Zankel Hall, and Merkin Hall, among other venues, and has collaborated with artists Ernst Kovacic and Douglas McNabney. While principal second violinist of the conductorless Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, she worked closely with members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared at such festivals as Kneisel Hall, Domaine Forget, and the Beijing International Festival and Academy, and has studied with the Brentano, Borremeo, Muir, Ying, and Juilliard Quartets. An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, Ms. Schaul-Yoder recently appeared at Zankel Hall, premiering Shawn Jaeger’s Letters Made with Gold as part of the Dawn Upshaw and Donnacha Dennehy workshop. Selected as a fellow for the 2011 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at Mass MOCA, she collaborated with members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Eighth Blackbird, performing new works by composition fellows. She has also performed new chamber compositions by Eleanor Cory, Errollyn Wallen, and David Snow on MOMA’s Summergarden series, and Pozzi Escot’s string quartet Jubilation at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Schaul-Yoder has played with the Continuum, Axiom, and New Juilliard Ensembles. Committed to bringing music to diverse communities, Ms. Schaul-Yoder has given masterclasses and interactive performances for students of the GURI Santa Marcelina Program in Brazil. She has also been a guest artist at the University of Southern Florida, and has served on the faculty of the Lucy Moses School, the Reveille Festival, the Nosis Institute, and the Shenandoah Conservatory Performing Arts Camp. Ms. Schaul-Yoder holds degrees from Rice University and the Juilliard School, and has studied with Ronald Copes, Sylvia Rosenberg, Laurie Smukler, Naoko Tanaka, and Kathleen Winkler.