John A. Schmid holds a B.M. and M.M. in
Voice Performance from Butler University, Jordan College of Music
and has also studied at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana
University with the renowned tenor, Jean Deis.
He has in his tenor/countertenor repertoire, some 15 opera roles
and many choral works including Oberon-Midsummer Night's Dream,
Albert Herring and Noyes Fludde-Britten, Der Peruckenmacher in
Ariadne auf Naxos Handel-"Messiah, Bach-"Magnificat" and
He has directed " Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Menotti, and
has assisted with the direction of many opera chorus scenes in his
capacity as Chorus Master of Indianapolis Opera for 27 seasons.
He has conducted many works including Handel "Messiah",
Vivaldi-"Gloria", Finzi" Magnificat," Kern "Showboat", Loewe-
"Kismet" and has prepared the choruses for over 50 operas from
Gluck's "Orfeo" to Stravinsky's-"The Rake's Progress".
John is the Director of Music/Studios at Fairview Presbyterian
Church where he directs the Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, Youth
Orchestra and musical productions and maintains an active voice
He is also, the Director of the Lyric Theatre- College of Music-
Mr. Schmid holds memberships in The American Choral Director's
Association, Presbyterian Association of Musician's, Music Teachers
National Association, and The National Association of Teachers of
Singing. He is listed in the 2007 edition of "Who's Who in America"
and has served on the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Board.