The School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts host visiting Faculty

Ms. Nancy Snider.PHOTO: Courtesy


USIU-Africa is privileged to host Ms. Nancy Snider as a visiting lecturer of Creative Arts. Ms. Snider is the Director of Music in the Department of Performing Arts at the American University. She is also the Director, AU Chamber Players (chamber music ensembles) and Hurst Senior Professional Lecturer at the same university. She has degrees in BM - Cello Performance (cum laude), L’Ecole Superior from the Catholic University of America, and Conservatoire Europeen de Musique de Paris (student of Mark Drobinsky). Her areas of interest are music, cello, and education. She is a passionate advocate for new music.

She will be attached to the School of Communication, Cinematic, and Creative Arts for the Summer and Fall 2019 semesters. Ms. Snider will work with faculty in Cinematic Arts department to conceptualize and develop a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts program structure and revise the existing concept, develop the music element of the BA Creative Arts curriculum, and work on a musical production with USIU-Africa students which will culminate into a performance/concert at the end of the period of engagement.

As a Cellist, Ms. Snider is a member of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and performs regularly in a variety of chamber and period instrument ensembles. In addition to her recording/performance projects with Opera Lafayette, performance highlights have included collaborations with Trisha Yearwood, Mienka echová (Spitfire Company, Czech Republic), Modern Musick, Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Consort, Washington Early Music Festival, Washington Ballet, Washington Bach Consort and VERGE. She co-founded the new music collective INTERFERENCE with Steve Antosca and William Brent in 2015. Ms. Snider performed in South Africa with the Spitfire Company at the 2013 National Arts Festival where the production was awarded “Best Overseas Production.” In addition, she also received an ‘Outstanding Teacher of the Year’ award at American University.

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