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Doctor of Musical Arts Student, University of Southern California

Lynne Snyder is currently earning her DMA at the USC Thornton School of Music with emphasis in Music Teaching and Learning, Clarinet Performance, Conducting, and Theory and Analysis. She earned her Master of Music from USC with special emphasis in creativity, graduated summa cum laude with honors in Clarinet Performance from Colorado State University, and has studied with Yehuda Gilad, David Howard, and David Breeden.

She currently works at Caltech as the Clarinet/Woodwinds Coach and Clarinet Choir Director. She is also the founder and director of the Los Angeles Youth Clarinet Ensemble and coaches woodwinds for the USC Trojan Concert Band. As a member of the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, Lynne has performed at International ClarinetFest four times, including in a world premiere at the 2019 Fest.

Lynne has been a performer and featured artist with many orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber groups, and ballet and opera companies in Colorado and California, runs a large private studio of clarinet, saxophone, and flute students, and coaches woodwinds in several public school districts, including Arcadia Unified’s award winning music program. She has also been a guest clinician with the Music Teacher's Association of California Chamber Workshop, Tournament of Roses Honor Band, the Harmony Project, UC Riverside, Concordia University Clarinet Day, CSUN Youth Symphony and many other music programs.

With various performing groups, Lynne has performed in China, Italy, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and more . . . and at Carnegie Hall, Disney Concert Hall, Ambassador Auditorium, and the Burbank Starlight Bowl. Lynne has recorded at East West Studios and can be heard on many live-recordings from Peter and the Wolf to Martin Ellerby's Clarinet Concerto to the trio We3LA.

Lynne is also the founder and Artistic Director of the newly-formed consortium, Musica West, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to the performance of music that honors creative works of underrepresented musicians.


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    Doctor of Musical Arts Student, University of Southern California