Hey there, my name is Cole Schneider. I’m an aspiring musician, in my senior year of high school, and applying to colleges. My goals are to graduate from Kennett High School in June 2020, and in the fall of next year start a four year degree program in completing a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance. So the purpose of this website, is to be a virtual portfolio of my musical and artistry progression.
When asked what major or degree I wanted to go to school for, and the. what career path I wanted, my answers were separate for a long time. I believed that I wanted to go to school for music, and playing instruments – that has always been the next step in my education. But I also desired a career in theatrical performance, because I live to act with my body, and create characters, and perform in the manner of character acting. An important part of this being a development of my career aspirations, was when I worked my first paid acting job, as a haunt actor in The Ghoullog, during my junior year. The job was to create a terrifying experience for guests, in a walkthrough, interactive, hour-long haunt. As an actor, I clocked in at 5 p.m., received a location, costume, and sat in the makeup chair, and started scaring people for up to five hour shifts. My favorite thing to act in was the hospital section of the haunt, in a heavy, orange, chain-wrapped straitjacket. I worked in the outdoor section of the haunt, as a nun, a clown, a wood creature, and a scarecrow. The energy I sustained the whole shift, treating my body horribly, was the key for me to get some good scares in unsuspecting tourists. The Ghoullog season has been the highlight of my year since I went for the first time in seventh grade.