May 21, 2024

Snyder Performs at SEAMUS National Conference, Appointed to Board

Assistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder’s Facets of Love was presented at the 2016 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUSNational Conference on Feb. 11 at Georgia Southern University. Accompanying him were UMW alums harpist Becky Brown ’15 and soprano Paige Naylor ’14.

Dr. Snyder was also appointed to the SEAMUS board as the new Conference Recruitment Coordinator. He will identify locations of future conferences and act as a liaison between the board and potential conference hosts as they develop their proposals. SEAMUS President Scott Miller said he selected Dr. Snyder for the position based on his many years of experience successfully hosting national conferences, his strong network of professional connections with so many SEAMUS members, and especially his enthusiastic attitude towards the organization and discipline as a whole. “I am certain that Mark is going to be tremendously successful at this position,” said Miller.

Two of Snyder’s students also had performances this year. Becky Brown’s Hold Still, a multimedia self-portrait for pencil, copper and Arduino on paper and video in Max/MSP/Jitter and original poetry from the composer was featured on the opening concert:

Stephen Hennessey’s Sorrow’s Weep Not, an abstract song: a sentimental statement for severe want of words for processed guitar & oboe featuring Staff Advisory Council President and Music Department Office Manager Michael Morley on Oboe and the composer on guitar: