His works have been featured in numerous festivals including the Australian International Electronic Music Festival, Festival d'Automne a Paris, Tokyo Gakugei University Exhibition of Electronic Music, New Music Los Angeles, Musiques Actuelles Nice Côte d'Azur, the Darmstadt Festival, Synth粥, the London Almeida Festival, the Biennale de Paris, and the Beijing MusicAcoustica Festival. In 1988, Schrader was invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture to present concerts and lectures in electro-acoustic and computer music in Beijing and Shanghai. Active in the promotion of electro-acoustic music, Schrader is the founder and the first president of SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States), and is an advisory member of the Board of the CEC (Canadian Electroacoustic Community). He has been involved with the inauguration and operation of several performance series such as SCREAM (Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music), the Currents concert series at Theatre Vanguard (the first ongoing series of electro-acoustic music concerts in the U.S.), and the CalArts Electro-Acoustic Music Marathon.
He has written for several publications including The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Grolier's Encyclopedia, Contemporary Music Review, and Journal SEAMUS. He is also the author of the book Introduction to Electro-Acoustic Music. He has been a member of the Composition Faculty of the California Institute of the Arts School of Music since 1971, and has also taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the California State University at Los Angeles. His music is recorded on the Opus One, Laurel, CIRM, SEAMUS, Centaur, and Innova labels.
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