About Audrey Q

        Audrey Q. Snyder is a cellist in Chicago, Illinois.  She is an advocate of contemporary instrumental music, having collaborated with members of Ensemble Signal, Ensemble Dal Niente, and others.  Snyder is a core member of the Chicago-based Zafa Collective, a new music group founded with the idea of inclusivity (both in programming and performance) at its core; with the collective she has performed at Constellation, Poetry Foundation, Center on Halsted, Narloch Piano Studio, and others.  Audrey also recently toured solo with a program of pieces for cello and electronics.
        As a pop and rock musician, Miss Snyder has performed several times with folk artist Emily Mure at venues including Club Passim, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Living Room, and can be heard on Emily's 2017 album Worth.  Audrey also released a selection of her own songs (under the name "Audrey Q") on Melodie EP in June 2015, and a second EP, Restless Lady, in November 2017.  While living in Rochester, she played as a local musician on The Lion King and Mary Poppins, as well as with solo artists including Idina Menzel and Josh Groban; in 2016, she played with the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County.  Most recently, Audrey has subbed on Hamilton: An American Musical in Chicago.
       Audrey holds a B.M. and M.M. (with an Arts Leadership Certificate) from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris.