Violist Maggie Snyder has performed solo recitals, chamber music, concertos and as an orchestral musician throughout the United States and abroad. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center, and in Mexico, Greece, Korea, and Russia. She has performed under the batons of James Levine, Yuri Temirkanov, David Zinman, Robert Spano, Leonard Slatkin, James dePriest, Julius Rudel, James Conlon, and Michael Tilson Thomas, and at such festivals as the Brevard Music Festival, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival, where she was a Time Warner Fellow.
In May, 2009, she made her recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with her sister duo, Allemagnetti. The recital featured three world premiere works written for the ensemble by Thomas Pasatieri, Kamran Ince, and Garrett Byrnes, with the group was hailed as a "winning pair," with a "highly promising debut," by The New York Concert Review. Ms. Snyder is also principal viola of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, which recently recorded for Naxos, and is on the artist-faculty of the Brevard Music Festival. She has played chamber music with members of the Tokyo and Cleveland Quartets and is the violist of the Franklin Quartet at the University of Georgia.
Ms. Snyder has given masterclasses, clinics, and performances at universities and music schools throughout the country, including Interlochen Arts Academy, Eastman, Hartt, The University of Rochester, The University of Tennessee, The University of Kentucky, and the University of South Carolina, among others. She earned the Masters and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she was the teaching assistant for Victoria Chiang. Her Bachelor's degree is from the University of Memphis, where she was a Pressar Scholar. Her principal teachers have been Victoria Chiang, Heidi Castleman, and Lenny Schranze. She has been the president of the Alabama Orchestra Association, and on the board of the Alabama Music Educator's Association, the state chapter of Music Educator's National Conference.
Ms Snyder is on the faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, and has served on the faculties of West Virginia University, Ohio University, and the University of Alabama, where she was Head of Strings. For more information about Ms. Snyder, visit her website at MaggieSnyder.com.