Juliana Schnerr

Class of 2020


  • Isabel Allende

    Few authors have had as global an impact as Isabel Allende, a writer with over 20 works published in 30 languages. Not only do Allende’s works reach a global audience, but they also appeal to universal human experiences and emotions. A distinguished writer and speaker, she made a perfect addition to Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures’ Ten Evenings, a series of author lectures meant to “create communit...

    Pillbox | November 20, 2017
  • Diving Deep with Andrew Belle

    Dive Deep, Andrew Belle’s third album, is a reflective work that
    constructs a powerful visual and audible landscape. Having listened
    to the album, I appreciated its musical and lyrical depth and was
    delighted to find Belle just as reflective and honest in conversation.
    We discussed the artist’s fears, inspirations, and idiosyncrasies
    as well as the serendipitous way in which the album’s mes...

    Pillbox | October 16, 2017
  • Elysia Crampton

    It’s not often that you attend a lecture where the speaker purposely revels in the “self-sabotage” of getting sidetracked. It is difficult to tell a story without boundaries, but somehow Elysia Crampton, who spoke at Carnegie Mellon’s Studio for Creative Inquiry last Friday, was able to tell a story while also challenging the idea of what a story should be. Crampton is a critically acclaimed elect...

    Pillbox | October 9, 2017
  • Q+A with Christian Lopez

    Talking to acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Christian Lopez felt a lot like talking to a Carnegie Mellon student. He’s incredibly driven and incredibly busy. Only 22 years old, Christian Lopez released his second album Red Arrow on Sept. 22, kicked off a tour last Friday, and already has plans for his next project in the works. A high achiever, Lopez is driven by a genuine passio...

    Pillbox | October 9, 2017
  • Q&A with Tyler Bates

    Friday night I found myself backstage at Stage AE surrounded by black leather-clad, heavily makeup-ed, world-class musicians. These were not just any musicians, they were the members of Marilyn Manson’s band. Among them was Tyler Bates, a highly sought-after rock guitarist who has proven himself a master at creating astounding musical narratives.

    Pillbox | October 2, 2017