pianist

Vernon Snyder 

"(HIS PERFORMANCE) WAS DEFINITELY A HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEMESTER”
KEYARA FLEECE, MUSIC FACULTY AT GPA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, JEONJU, KOREA

    Vernon Snyder has performed collaborative and solo concerts throughout the United States, Korea, Taiwan, and live on radio (Classical King FM Seattle).  His work includes frequent performances with the vocal duo Duetto and piano four-hands repertoire with the Lin-Snyder Duo.  Dr. Snyder appears frequently throughout the Los Angeles area as a collaborative pianist, including with artists from the LA Master Chorale and LA Opera, most recently assisting in workshops by maestro Peter Mark and award winning playwright/director Lillian Groag.  As an avid educator, Dr. Snyder has served on the piano faculty at Pomona College, and currently lectures at CSU Pomona.  Vernon is author of “An Introduction to Music” (Great River Learning, 2017), an interactive digital publication for use in the university classroom.  

"WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO HAVE HOSTED DR. SNYDER HERE AT CHADWICK INTERNATIONAL. HIS LECTURE RECITAL WAS ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE FOR ALL AGES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH HIM AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE!”
GEORDAN SHERD, PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT CHAIR AT CHADWICK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, INCHEON, AND PRESIDENT OF THE KOREA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC EDUCATOR’S ASSOCIATION (KIMEA)​

    Dr. Snyder holds degrees from Southern Oregon University (B.A., Music Performance, Music Education), California State University, Long Beach (M.M., Music Performance), and Claremont Graduate University (D.M.A., Music Performance).  He undertook additional piano studies at the Vienna Konservatorium while completing German language certificates in Austria, and later Germany.  He was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Societies, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Evans Family Music Scholarship, Kenneth Fiske Fellowship in Music, Fernandez Prize, and First Place in the graduate division of the Rudolph Polk Memorial Award.  He has performed in masterclasses with Eduardus Halim, Mack McCray, and Angela Hewitt.  His principal teachers include Alexander Tutunov, Shun-lin Chou, and Nadia Shpachenko, in addition to harpsichord studies with Robert Zappulla.