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About Maggie and Matthew Schneider
Maggie Schneider, 14, and Matthew Schneider, 13, are accomplished violinists and philanthropists. Matthew is also an accomplished vocalist. They started their musical training at The Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore, and began studying the violin at 3½ years old. When Matthew was 5 and Maggie was 6, they transitioned their studies to New York City, at the Manhattan School of Music. Matthew now studies with Mr. Khullip Jeung for violin and Mr. Giuseppe Spoletini for voice. Maggie has now transitioned her studies from Manhattan School of Music to Juilliard pre-college faculties, Dr. Ann Setzer and Mr. Khullip Jeung.
From a young age, Maggie and Matthew have wanted to use their performances as a tool for fundraising for childhood-focused charities. They have participated in multiple fundraising concerts and co-developed an annual benefit concert series. Their philanthropic pursuits began with a violin recital to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Together, they have raised around $45,000 to benefit nonprofit organizations for children, such as Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Kennedy Krieger Institute, and this amount increases every year.
Maggie and Matthew believe that music connects people and opens people’s hearts. They hope to inspire their peers to join in their philanthropic efforts through their music. This motivates them, even when practicing and rehearsing can be challenging. They are excited to be taking the stage again this summer to perform for an audience of philanthropists and peers.