Jonathan Snyder is a freelance horn player and instructor of theory and music appreciation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He earned his doctorate (DMA) at UNLV under the direction of Professor Bill Bernatis and his Master of Music in Horn Performance at the University of California, Santa Barbara under Dr. Steven Gross. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts in Music in both Horn Performance and Music Composition at California Lutheran University.
He has performed with the Topanga Symphony, Santa Barbara Master Chorale, Santa Maria Philharmonic, Colburn Wind Ensemble, Gold Coast Wind Ensemble, Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Desert Winds, for the Rubicon Theater’s production of West Side Story, and for various university ensembles. He has performed internationally at Hornclass in Prague and has toured with the Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra of Finland. Currently, Jonathan performs with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Chamber Orchestra, Pentagogical Brass, Southern Nevada Symphony, and was a founding member of the Red Rock Wind Quintet. He has also played with Opera Las Vegas and the Jazz Outreach Initiative. In 2019, he released a CD which includes the first ever recording of Concerto for Horn and Orchestra by Lithuanian composer Balys Dvarionas.
As a composer, Jonathan was a recipient of the 2012-2013 Sherrill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theater Award for his revised edition of “The Last Hope” for orchestra. He continues to actively compose arrangements for horn ensembles. His arrangements for horn ensembles have been performed in the Czech Republic and throughout the United States.
You can find Jonathan’s 2022 20th Century Music Competition horn performance here.