Ernst Schneider received his early music training in Germany. In 1958 he immigrated to Canada, where he continued his music education. Among his teachers were Lloyd Powell, Helen Silvester, and Dr. Jean Coulthard. Ernst Schneider’s compositions include works for piano, voice, chamber groups and orchestra. His music has been performed in festivals and concerts in Canada, USA, and Europe. In 2009 Ernst received an Honorary Licentiate Diploma from the Canadian National Conservatory of Music. The same year he was also commissioned to write an orchestral work for the Centennial of his home town, the City of Penticton, British Columbia.