From Arsena Schroeder
Arsena Schroeder is an independent recording artist with soul and pop influences. Based out of Charlotte, NC, Arsena took the leap as a full-time artist in 2012 after playing the local and regional scene. Her first recording, The Abundantly EP was recorded in 2012 and produced with fellow college alumni, Brandon Snow. The 4-song project was a mix of songs written during Schroeder’s college years.
After touring the east coast in support of the Abundantly EP, Schroeder released her first full-length album For My Artist Child (2014). The project’s most popular single Manna and a rendition of Bob Marley’s Turn You Light’s Down Low landed her the opportunity to play the Time Warner Cable Arena (Now known as the Spectrum Arena) leading her to receive a standing ovation from Michael Jordan. Schroeder went on to record the Anchor Down Below EP (2016) + Quest EP (2017) with veteran songwriter, Tera Jackson. Since then, Schroeder has graced many stages like Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, La Loca Music in Prague, Czech Republic (Europe), and U.S. Army Bases across the nation.
In 2017, Schroeder launched the Dear Soul Music Company LLC to provide resources for fellow independent artists. Since it’s start, it’s been awarded three grants from the Arts and Science Council particularly in support of her brain child, the Unplugged+Live Concert Series. WSGE/NPR 91.7FM says, “We applaud her entrepreneurial spirit. She is definitely about getting things done”. The Next Gig Europe says, “She has strong vocals and writes beautiful quiet compositions. The star of Arsena Schroeder is rising in the United States”. Arsena is scheduled to release her successfully crowdfunded album “Sleep Talking” in the fall of 2018.