Sara Schneider

About Sara Schneider

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After studying musicology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Michigan native Sara Schneider put her love of music to work at Classical 89.5, KMFA in Austin, Texas; first as an announcer and producer, and subsequently as Music Director until 2014. From 2014 to 2016, Sara lived in Lübeck, Germany, where she researched and authored a novel, The Eagle and the Songbird

Sara has interviewed numerous early music luminaries, including Ton Koopman, Anonymous 4, Jordi Savall, and the late Gustav Leonhardt. She is a two-time Gracie Award® winner: in 2011 she received the award for her program Michael Nyman: Motion and Emotion, and in 2018 for Her Name Shall Endure, a program about medieval woman of letters Christine de Pizan. 

Sara serves on the board of Texas Early Music Project. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, hiking, and writing historical fiction. 


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The Eagle and the Songbird by Sara Schneider

He has never feared death― not in battle, not in tournaments, not even the death he now faces. What he fears is oblivion and the fickle forgetfulness of history; or, worse, that his reign is remembered as a failure. Emperor Maximilian I launches an obsessive campaign, using the finest artists of his time, to manipulate future ages, and make certain history gets it right.

Set in Renaissance Germany, "The Eagle and the Songbird" transports readers to another time and place in the company of artist Albrecht Dürer and composer Ludwig Senfl. Author Sara Schneider weaves history, art, music, and politics into an engrossing tale of seduction and betrayal.

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Shop, and other fine retailers.