NANCY JO SNIDER – Cellist, Director, Music Department, American University, Washington, DC

Cellist Nancy Jo 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, performing highlights have included performances with Trisha Yearwood, Miřenka Čechová (Spitfire/Tantehorse Companies, Czech Republic), Modern Musick, Shakespeare Theatre, Washington Early Music Festival, Washington Ballet, Washington Bach Consort, as a guest artist with VERGE and the National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble in Washington..

Ms Snider is the Director of the Music Program at American University where she received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in an Adjunct Appointment Award in 2005. Currently, she serves on the full-time music faculty of American where she holds the position of Music Practitioner in Residence.


Ms. Snider performed in a duo with violinist Victorie Halasu to open the Festival Zero Point in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2012 and, in September, participated in the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington, DC.

Nancy Snider

Nancy Snider

Photo image by Chad Wyatt