Aber Suzuki Center student, soprano Mikaela Schneider, 15, of Greendale, WI, a student of Suzuki voice teacher Mary Hofer, sang Schubert’s Ave Maria with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at their holiday concert this past weekend. Guest conductor Marvin Hamlisch (also conductor of the National Symphony Pops Orchestra), was so impressed with her performance that he asked her on the spot to sing four concerts at the Kennedy Center this coming weekend, December 12th and 13th! Hopefully during rehearsal she will get to visit with ASC alumni Joel Fuller, violinist, who is a member of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Last year, Mikaela sang the soprano solo with the MSO in Bernstein’s Chitchester Psalms.

Congratulations to Mikaela and Mary Hofer!