Matt Snyder received his Bachelors in Music Performance from Wright State University studying with Dr. Randall Paul and John Kurokawa. He participated in the Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Chamber Players, Opera Pit Orchestra, and multiple student organized chamber ensembles. Matt’s most memorable experiences in college include membership of the WSU Wind Symphony Leadership Council, performing at Carnegie Hall with the WSU Wind Symphony, serving as principal clarinet of the College Band Directors National Association, earning the Clark Haines “Most Outstanding Musician” award in the WSU Wind Symphony, receiving “Honorable Mention” in the Music Teachers National Association competition, and earning first place in WSU’s Honors Recital.
In high school, Matt served four years in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and spent two of his summers studying at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. He also spent three additional summers in college working at Interlochen.
Matt has either studied briefly or performed in master class settings with the following renowned clarinetists: Deborah Bish, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Scott Anderson, Stanley and Naomi Drucker, Larry Combs, Julie Deroche, Dan Paprocki, Gene Ramsbottom, Richie Hawley, and Franklin Cohen.