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Audrey Snyder

Organization: Hamilton (And Peggy touring company), The Who, and Zafa Collective
Title: Freelance Cellist
Program Graduation: BM, MM, ALP Certificate 2015
Musical Studies: Cello
Musical Specialties: Chamber Music, Commercial Music, New Music
Non-Musical Specialties: Theater
Quote: “Being an IML student helped me develop the logistical skills I needed to make big ideas into actual projects developed between myself and my colleagues. I’m so grateful for the relationships I was able to foster with my fellow IML students, and for the mentorship of IML teachers and administrators.”


Audrey Q. Snyder is a Chicago-based cellist. She has collaborated with members of Ensemble Signal, Ensemble Dal Niente, and others. Snyder is a core member of the Chicago-based Zafa Collective. With the collective she has performed at Constellation and Poetry Foundation. Snyder produced, performed in and coordinated the live performance of New Music//New Film Collaborative, a year-long project that facilitated the creation of 5 new pieces with corresponding video art. Audrey performed with The Who as principal cellist on their Moving On! tour, and is joining them again for The Who Hits Back! tour. She has written and recorded three of her own EPs under the name “Audrey Q.” As a theater musician, Audrey has performed in “The Lion King”, “Mary Poppins”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Oklahoma!”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Oliver!”. Audrey also subbed regularly on “Hamilton” in Chicago. Audrey holds a B.M. and M.M. from the Eastman School of Music.