October 26, 2020

Mark Snyder Interviewed on Patch In TV

563956_10151286562520832_1157819989_nAssistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder was interviewed on patch in tv about his many festivals, some of his students’ projects, and much much more!

Patch In is a music technology show where hosts Ben Fuhrman and Nate Bliton get together each month to talk about the latest in electronic music. Digital, analog, fixed media, interactive, they’ve got it all. They interview composers, performers, coders, hackers, programmers, and scholars. They’ll even show you some of their own work. And don’t forget the two-minute challenge, in which one of them explains a particular technical aspect of electronic music in just 120 seconds.

Check out the video here:




Mark Snyder Performs at Breast Cancer Benefit


Assistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder performed with students Becky Brown and Paige Naylor at the Second Annual Under 40 Music Marathon, an event dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness in men and women under the age of 40.

From Sept. 27-29, Hard Rock Cafe – Washington, D.C., City of Hope, and Pink Jams! partnered for the Second Annual Under 40 Music Marathon. With the help of 250 local musicians and hundreds of supporters, the event raised over $15,000!

A wide variety of local, regional, and national musicians played back to back continuously for 39 hours and 59 minutes. All in the name of breast cancer awareness.

Donations from the Marathon will go to support City of Hope’s life-saving breast cancer research and treatment programs, and helps Pink Jams! eradicate the misconception that breast cancer awareness begins at age 40.

Scaling New Heights

Cultivating connections with professors enabled Zach Fichter ’13 to grow as a musician—and to nab an internship at a recording studio.

Mark Snyder at FSU, Peabody Conservatory & SEAMUS

MS_Rice_Dryer2-300x273Mark Snyder, Assistant Professor of Music, had his multimedia work, Butterfly for processed clarinet, electronics and video performed at the 2013 Society of ElectroAcoustic Musicians in the United States (SEAMUS) conference in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 19th.

On April 10th, Mark gave a master class about his music and video art to the computer music department at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore Maryland.

On April 5th, Mark was a guest artist at Fairmont State University in Fairmont West Virginia. In addition to concertizing his own work and giving a masterclass, Mark took Junior Music and Computer Science major Becky Brown along so she could perform one of her original compositions, Rex for processed harp and voice, and she also gave a master class on harp performance and processing. Out of all his accomplishments this semester, he was most pleased with this since host composer Dan Eichenbaum requested it after hearing Becky perform her piece in composition class when he came to visit UMW.

Becky Brown discussing the harp and live processing.

Becky Brown discussing the harp and live processing.

Mark Snyder at Peabody Conservatory

Mark Snyder at Peabody Conservatory

Mark Snyder’s Compositions Performed Across the Country

MS_Rice_DryerMark Snyder, Assistant Professor of Music, had his multimedia work, Butterfly for processed clarinet, electronics and video performed at Appalachian State University on February 19th by clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman. The recital featured electroacoustic compositions that incorporate recorded sound and images.

Dr. Andrea Cheeseman is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Appalachian State University. An active and engaging performer, she has received invitations to perform at colleges and universities throughout the country as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed for diverse festivals such as College Music Society Annual Meetings, the Montana/Idaho Clarinet Festival, the Michigan Contemporary Clarinet Festival and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. She has been a regular performer at the Delta State University Electroacoustic Juke Joint Festival, and in the summer of 2003, Dr. Cheeseman was named first runner-up in the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition.

Snyder also had his multimedia work, Alluvium for processed accordion, electronics and video performed at Montana State University on February 24th by accordionist Whitney Salo. It was programmed as part of the Sunday Night Multimedia Series, Beneath the Surface – A Concert of Sonic and Multimedia Art.

Mark Snyder’s Nature Boy Explorer EP Release

Assistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder’s CD release for Nature Boy Explorer will be held this Saturday, September 8 at 909 Saloon in Fredericksburg, Va . The EP contains four songs that were recorded from March to April of 2012. UMW students and alums, Becky Brown, Hunter Wooten, Paige Naylor, Katherine Preseren and Natasha Smoot performed on the CD as well.

Nature Boy Explorer makes music about love, lobotomies, death, dirty politicians and concrete deities with an energetic and emotional blend of rock/pop that puts on no airs.

The show starts at 8:30 and will also feature Paul Ivey and the Rubes from Richmond and The Crypts from Fredericksburg.

Rock Star 101

If UMW offered a Rock Star 101 course, Mark Snyder would be the undisputed choice to teach it.

Mark Snyder’s Composition Performed in Thailand

Assistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder’s composition Butterfly for processed clarinet, electronics & video was performed by Cheryl Melfi on Wednesday, July 11 at the Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF).

This year, TICF will continue in the tradition of excellence, established by previous years. The featured composers for 2012 will include some of the leaders in contemporary composition, namely: Zhou Long (Kansas City, USA), Eric Moe (Pittsburgh, USA), Xiaogang Ye (Beijing, China), and Narong Prangcharoen (Bangkok, TH and Kansas City, USA). It will also feature an international group of ensembles: the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (Bangkok, Thailand), the Tetris String Quartet (New York, USA), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (Hong Kong, China), Contemporary Enclave (Bangkok, TH), Salaya Modern Ensemble (Bangkok, TH), the Mahidol University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band (Bangkok, TH), the Armrein/ Henneberger Duo (Switzerland and Germany), the Integrated Percussion Ensemble (Bangkok, Th), Tomoko Honda (Belg. and Japan), Michael Hall (USA), Luisa Sello (IT), Cheryl Melfi (USA), and many other performers. The festival will also feature regional and world premieres of works by composers from around the world.

More information can be found here.


Mark Snyder’s Composition to be Performed

Mark Snyder, assistant professor of music, will have his composition Butterfly for processed clarinet, electronics & video performed by Cheryl Melfi on Saturday, February 18 at West Virginia University.

In addition to Mark’s piece, Melfi will be performing works from  Daniel Eichenbaum, Elainie Lillios, Alex Mincek, David Taddie and Alexander Lepak. The concert will be held in the Bloch Concert Hall at the Creative Arts Center.

Mark Snyder Performed at National Conference

Mark Snyder, assistant professor of music, performed his composition “Copenhagen” for processed tuba, electronics and video at the 2012 Society for Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States national conference. The conference was held at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin on Feb. 10.

The conference featured 115 music, video, paper and installation submissions. More about the conference can be found here: http://blogs.lawrence.edu/seamus2012/schedule

Three students from the music department, Becky Brown, Paige Naylor and John White), traveled with Snyder to attend the conference.