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Mark Snyder

Dr. Mark Snyder

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Business

Fine Arts Music

Email address  msnyder3@ju.edu
Website location  Website
Office location  Phillip Fine Arts Bldg.

Mark Snyder is a composer, performer, producer, songwriter, video artist, and teacher living in Jacksonville, Florida. He is dedicated to writing, recording, and performing great art and helping students and collaborators achieve the same.

Snyder’s multimedia compositions have been described as “expansive, expressive, extremely human” soundscapes that envelop the listener, getting the attention of both performers and audiences who might otherwise resist listening to “computer processing.” His works have been performed at festivals and conferences nationally and internationally, including SEAMUS, SCI National, Ball State New Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, New Instruments in Musical Expression, and Third Practice, as well as in hundreds of colleges and galleries. In addition to being a frequent guest artist and lecturer, he is dedicated to hosting inclusive and eclectic electroacoustic conferences as the Artistic Director of the Electroacoustic Barn Dance (2011 - present), Electroacoustic Juke Joint (2007 - 2010), and Imagine 2 (2004 - 2006) festivals, and as the Conference Recruitment Officer for SEAMUS.

As a producer, engineer, and performer, his discography ranges from producing the most recent record of Los Wemblers, a Peruvian chicha band, to producing and performing on electroacoustic, pop rock, dream pop, and country records, to playing drums and tuba for Dirtball (country) and One Ring Zero (indie rock). Snyder brings his years of experience in both classical and popular genres to the studio, adding arrhythmic, electronic sparks to country and pop-influenced songwriting and recording ideals to his classical music.
Throughout his career as a professor, he has guided his students to success in music, including a Morton Gould Young Composer Award winner and several finalists, an undergraduate composition voted to the annual SEAMUS CD, a student’s capstone paper published in Metamorphis, and three students taking second place at the Nashville AES Mix Competition. Snyder was also a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator of the Year in 2016. His former students have continued strong careers as live sound engineers, studio engineers, music technology specialists, and music teachers, and several have continued on to graduate study in music composition.

Snyder earned his DMA from the University of Memphis, his MM from Ohio University, and his BA from Mary Washington College, and is currently Visiting Professor of Music Business at Jacksonville University. He is a member of ASCAP, AES, NARAS, SEAMUS and SCI.