Mark Snyder presented his New York Recital Debut to critical acclaim in March 2002 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a prizewinner of the Artists International Competition.  Active as a freelance artist, he has toured throughout the United States and Asia performing with various orchestras as a member of the oboe section and as a soloist.  Some of his performances have included appearances with ensembles such as the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Key West Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional (Dominican Republic), Festivale Musical de Santo Domingo, Binghamton Philharmonic, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, North Eastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Princeton Symphony, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and the Westchester Chamber Orchestra.  Dr. Snyder's New York City's Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Little Women, South Pacific, Tale of Two Cities, and The Phantom of the Opera.

Dr. Snyder has presented solo recitals at Trinity Church at Wall Street, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine; has recorded for Koch International Records, Albany Records; and is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Pastiche, winner of the Artists International Chamber Music Award in 2000.  He is also a member of the oboe trio, Threeds.  The unconventional ensemble recently recorded their debut CD, Unraveled, which includes several guest artists and pop, rock tunes and world music.  Unraveled is available from iTunes,  CDbaby.com.

Dr. Snyder began his musical studies at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Connecticut, Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, from the Mason Gross School of the Arts / Rutgers University.  He has studied with Joseph Robinson, Matthew Sullivan, Keisuke Wakao, Ronald Roseman and Sandy Consiglio.

Dr. Snyder is on the faculty of The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ; Long Island University / CW PostCampus; Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ; Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT;  and the New York Summer Music Festival.