May 28, 2023

Snyder Performs at SCI Regional Conference

SCI2016Assistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder, performed his piece Qwee for processed soprano, harp, accordion and video at the 2016 Society of Composer Incorporated Region III Conference at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, on Feb. 26. Accompanying him were UMW alums harpist Becky Brown ’15 and soprano Paige Naylor ’14.

Dr. Snyder’s former students also presented their works at the same conference. 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 concert 4:

along with Stephen Hennessey’s Ausgang, a sentimental work structured around the development of a simple melody through episodic processing featuring the composer on guitar.

In addition to performing at SCI, Mark gave a master class on his music at the University of Louisville and performed his solo show at Dreamland on Feb. 24.

Performances of his solo show were also held at Eyedrum in Atlanta Feb. 29, at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA March 1, and the show at Zeitgeist Gallery  was the Nashville Scene’s Critics pick for Feb. 28.


  1. This is absolutely beautiful, Mark!
    I love how you unfold that first chord for 5 minutes, the shifting textures underneath.
    Well written, well performed, well done!