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Fredericksburg, VA


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Florence, SC

  • “Using a laptop, video projector, clarinet, tuba & accordion, Mark Snyder creates wordless, multimedia compositions, orchestrated with live instrument processing, prerecorded sounds and video.  Mark’s compositions have been described as ‘a fantastic and colorful sonic journey of musical storytelling.’”

  • “Keep your ears peeled for where this talented composer and performer might be playing” Athens News

  • “Mark Snyder is so good, so Thunderously good…” 9X Magazine

  • “Mark Snyder is the type of guy you really have to see to believe. On record, his classically infused tunes are simple, soft and provide the perfect soundtrack to a reflective and productive day. But in concert, accompanied by light and video elements, the electronic composer’s pieces really come to possess a life, of their own.” The Free Lance Star

  • “What is great about Mark Snyder and his work is that he brings a much needed feel of musicality to the tone-and-drone set. Instead of similar musicians who are doing the most they can with softsynths and the little musical training they possess, Mark Snyder’s music is the soundtrack of someone who is using a wealth of musical experience to make perfectly simple music.” Chain D.L.K.

Mark Snyder is a composer, performer, producer, songwriter, video artist and teacher living in Fredericksburg Virginia. Mark’s multimedia compositions have been described as “expansive, expressive, extremely human, ….Snyder’s compositions attract performers who resist to works with electronics as well as audiences who don’t think they want to hear computer processing.” Dr. Snyder is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mary Washington teaching courses in electronic music, composition and theory. He earned his D.M.A. from the University of Memphis, an M.M. from Ohio University and a B.A. from Mary Washington College. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).