Professor Jeff Snyder is the Director of the Music Industry program, as well as the Internship Director for both the Music Business and Music Recording programs.
He oversees LVC's VALE Music Group which consists of the college record label—VALE Records—yearly music industry conference - VALE MIC, VALE Publishing, and VALE Booking.
He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on entrepreneurship, MIDI, digital audio, and music industry. A musician for over 45 years, he also worked in music industry retail for over 15 years, was a music columnist, and has given presentations at multiple conferences on subjects ranging from the music industry, electronic music, social media trends, and circuit bending.
As songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist, Snyder has played and recorded with multiple bands, ranging from jazz, country, rock, and reggae. He’s played with notables such as Bruce Crump and Earl Lett and has been in multiple recording sessions, both as player and programmer.
He also surfs and practices photography.