Chris Schueler, producer/narrator

Chris Schueler has created over 100 television programs in the past 20 years that have garnered 19 Emmy® Awards and have been broadcast throughout the country and around the world. Focusing on educational and social issues, Mr. Schueler has over two decades of experience in youth programming, cultural and social documentaries, and family series television all geared to create “Television to Touch the Heart.” His clients have ranged from the United Nations to the PBS network to the CBS Network Foundation.

Mr. Schueler is the creator of the nationally-syndicated teen news project “News 101,” a program that trains teenagers to produce television news for local network affiliates. His company also produced the internationally-syndicated animal adventure television series “Wild’s Life.”

His documentary projects have explored important issues ranging from homelessness to solutions to global warming which have aired on PBS, The Learning Channel, The Classroom Channel, and over 100 domestic markets as well as 35 countries. In addition to the United States, filming locations have included Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Russia, Central America and Africa. Documentaries focusing on the environment, health and social issues, and Native American challenges have raised public awareness and also impacted public policy nationally and internationally.

Most recently he has created social marketing and outreach campaigns involving extensive use of the media to address issues including underage drinking, domestic and dating violence, youth suicide, illegal prescription drug use, curing paralysis and family mental health issues. Each of these projects included organizing partnerships with non-profit stake holders, government entities and private businesses. These documentaries and community outreach projects included not only broadcast of the programs in prime time, but also curriculum guides, Town Hall meetings, specialized educational videos, and internet components including live web cam interaction and discussion groups as well as cell phone text messaging.

Due to the quality of his work, Mr. Schueler has been honored to be on the Grand Jury for the New York Festivals and, in the past decade, he has been nominated for over 50 Emmy © Awards.

Other honors include:

* The Grand Award for Programming at the New York Festivals;
* Two International Iris Awards;
* The National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting;
* Two CBS network awards for Excellence in Community Service;
* Two Service to Children’s Television Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters; and
* The Parents’ Choice Award.

The company’s programs have also won several Telly Awards, and The National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs has named Chris Schueler national “Innovator of the Year.”

Meet the Musicians

Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel ++
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

Mark Tatum •••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

Esther Fredrickson

Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

Lori Lovato

Jeffrey Brooks

Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

Peter Erb •+
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

Richard White

Micah Harrow •+

Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
Assistant ••••
Leave +
One-year position ++
Half-year position +++