Dr. Schrader is a Professor on the faculty of Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts - Music Conservatory for academic studies where he has taught both performance and academic studies as graduate and undergraduate courses since 1986. He has taught organ and harpsichord, as well as academic courses including Music of the Classical Period, Music of the Baroque Period, Music of the Renaissance, Piano Literature, Organ Literature, History of Chamber Music, Performance Practice in Early Music, and Graduate Seminar. He directs the Roosevelt University Collegium Musicam (a performing ensemble in which the students learn to play in a historically informed manner) and has coached student vocal and instrumental chamber music ensembles.
From 1993 through 1995 he directed the Collegium Musicum at Northwestern University.
He has presented master classes in organ and harpsichord and has also taught private lessons at the Music Institute of Chicago (formerly know as The Music Center of the North Shore).
Mr. Schrader received a Doctor of Music degree in organ from Indiana University as well as the coveted Performer's Certificate. He received a Bachelor of Music in piano and a Bachelor of Music in organ from the University of Colorado. His principal teachers have been Storm Bull, Abbey Simon, Oswald Ragatz, Anthony Newman and Everett Jay Hilty.