Timothy Snyder


Associate Professor
Chair, Division of Music

Director of Choral Activities, Voice, Music History
(904) 256-7377


Timothy Snyder. Timothy Snyder directs the University Singers, Chorale, Men's and Women's Choirs, and teaches courses in choral arranging, literature, conducting, choral methods and music history.  He was honored with the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching at JU in 2013.  Dr. Snyder taught high school in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and served on the music faculties of Connecticut College and the Yale School of Music. While at Yale, he established the Yale Glee Club/New Haven High School Choral Festival, an annual event now in its twelfth year, and established a similar project at Jacksonville University in 2012. Choruses under his direction have toured throughout the United States, to the People's Republic of China and on eight European concert tours.  Most recently, he led members of the JU choirs on concert tours of France (2013) and Italy (2016) where they presented concerts in Venice, Florence, Lucca, Assisi and in Rome at St. Peter's Basilica. 


Under his leadership as Artistic Director of the Boulder Chorale in Colorado from 2001-2010, the organization grew from a single community chorus to become one of the leading choral arts umbrella non-profits in the region, serving 200 singers in multiple graded ensembles for children and adults. He led the Chorale to acclaimed performances of Beethoven, Fauré, Mozart, Bach, Handel and Orff with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra--collaborations hailed as a "series of artistic triumphs".  In 2008, he was honored with the Boulder County Pacesetter Award in recognition of significant contributions to the arts in the community. Distinguishing himself as a chorusmaster, he has prepared choirs for the Yale Symphony and Philharmonia, Jacksonville Symphony, Colorado MahlerFest, and Colorado Music Festival.


Dr. Snyder is active as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator of choruses, and has served as a reviewer in music for Oxford University Press and reader for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  His research on choral literature and performance practice has been presented to national and regional gatherings of the American Choral Directors Association, Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Boulder Bach Festival, College Music Society and published in the Choral Journal. His choral works are widely performed and recorded and are published by Hinshaw Music, Shawnee Press, Lawson-Gould and Santa Barbara Music.


He holds degrees in choral literature and performance, conducting and music education from the University of Colorado (D.M.A.), Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music (M.M.), and Colorado State University (M.M.; B.M.Ed.).