Evan Snyder

Composer, 2018

Winner of Fort Worth Opera’s 2017 Frontiers Competition, Evan L. Snyder is best known for his work for the operatic stage. A singer himself, Evan is drawn to lush melodic and harmonic writing, but most importantly, to the story-telling aspect of music. A keen advocate for the potential of the operatic art form, he was very excited to have his first full-length opera, A Capacity for Evil, premiered with Opera MODO, fall 2018.

Evan also made recent forays into the world of chamber music, first as a part of a 2017 collaboration between Michigan State University and the esteemed Fifth House Ensemble, and then as a 2018 participant in Fifth House’s Freshinc Festival. He has also recently collaborated with the Lansing-based ConTempus Initiative, first in a performance of his Theme Song for Dan Carty as a part of the 2018 Detroit REVIVAL Project at the D.I.A., and also in the premiere of a new children’s work for quartet and narrator, Disappearing Landscapes, as a part of the Lansing Symphony’s Family Series.

Evan is proud to be a current graduate student of the College of Music at MSU and honored to hold the position of graduate assistant to MSU’s composition area.

Evan Snyder – Theme Song for Dan Carty
for  violin, viola, cello, piano