Most recent: What the Night Sounds Like
Listen to this piece with your eyes closed. Picture something familiar, comfortable even: your bedroom, among your friends, wherever it is you feel most at home. Now, imagine this: something feels off, but you can't exactly put your finger on what it is.
Everything looks normal, but there's a nagging voice in the back of your head telling you that something is wrong. You walk around that place you've put yourself in, trying to figure out exactly what's bothering you, all while that unsettling feeling rises and rises until suddenly, you're awake. You've been dreaming. Still, though, something feels wrong. As time goes on, you start to wonder if you were really dreaming in the first place. That feeling of unease is the essence of this piece. It was borne out of a dream, much like the one I've just described to you. The anxiety that disrupted every moment of the day even after I'd awoken. The human mind is a powerful thing. This is what it sounds like when it roams free in the shadows of the night.
For Solo Instruments
Boston–for solo piano (September 2020)
Madeline, who spent a large portion of her childhood in Massachusetts, wrote this piece with the Southern portion of Boston in mind. A short piece for solo piano written as an assignment for a composition class.
After You–Web series (2020)
After You is a web series, published in August of 2020. Written by Tony Kienitz and directed by Tony and Tanna Kienitz of A Theatre Near U, the series was produced in lieu of the stage production that was meant to take place earlier in the summer. As a result of the show's cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns, Tony and Tanna decided to write a show to be recorded and edited entirely over the internet. The score was written by Madeline Schmid in July of 2020. All episodes can be found at A Theatre Near U's YouTube channel.
River–SATB A Capella (July 2019)
An SATB arrangement of River by Bishop Briggs, written for the award-winning Saint Francis High School A Capella club in the summer of 2019. Includes use of body percussion. Sample recording taken from the initial performance in the fall of 2019.