Carl Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, composes music for concert band, orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles and solo piano that is often inspired by American history, current events, natural surroundings and memories. As a pianist, he performs his original music.

    His large ensemble music has been performed by more than 30 concert bands, orchestras and choirs, including the Air Force Band of Mid-America and Ukraine's Chamber Choir Kyiv. He has received commissions from several ensembles and individuals, and four CDs of his music have been released. His most frequently performed compositions include the instrumental large ensemble pieces Agora, Christine's Lullaby, The Minnesota Portraits and Remembrance, as well as the choral work Two December Carols. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

  Recent News
  World premiere recording of Southwest Memories on YouTube
New commission from Minnesota State Band



Listen to a recording of Southwest Memories
performed by the Southwest Wind Ensemble