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, Fulton Street Collective, and others. In December 2019, Snyder produced, performed and coordinate the live performance of New Music//New Film Collaborative, a year-long project that has facilitated the creation of 5 new pieces with corresponding video art; all audio with video will be released Spring and Summer 2020.
        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 and 2019 EP Sad Songs and Waltzes. 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; she is currently arranging songs from Neil Young's After the Gold Rush to be performed 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!. Most recently, Audrey has subbed regularly on Hamilton: An American Musical in Chicago. In 2019 and 2020, she is performing with The Who as part of their Moving On! tour.
       Snyder also hosts and produces the independent podcast AudPod, which features interviews with members of the Chicago music community.  Started in 2017, the podcast shines a light on local performers, composers, educators, producers, and more.
       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.