About Audrey

Audrey Q. Snyder is a cellist in Chicago, Illinois. She is an advocate of contemporary instrumental music, and has 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, Fulton Street Collective, and others. In December 2019, Snyder produced, performed in and coordinated the live performance of New Music//New Film Collaborative, a year-long project that facilitated the creation of 5 new pieces with corresponding video art; all audio with video was released in 2020.
        As a pop and rock musician, Snyder 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; her third EP, Where to Find the Blankets, was released at the end of 2020. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, Audrey arranged the entirety of the album and performed it with her band in September 2020. As a theater musician, she has played in professional productions of The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Bridges of Madison County, Oklahoma!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Oliver!. Audrey also subbed regularly on Hamilton: An American Musical during its 3-year stay in Chicago. In 2019, she performed with The Who as part of their Moving On! tour.
       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.