Philip Snyder is interested in the experimental pursuit of music performance as a process.
Philip is a graduate assistant and DMA candidate in Flute Performance at the University of South Carolina. He received his Masters of Music from the University of South Carolina and his Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As a teacher, Philip seeks to help students find an individualized path to high standards of playing and personal expression. He specializes in using mindfulness in order to create visualization strategies which aid in musicality and performance anxiety.
Philip is a founding member of the Raleigh, NC contemporary performance ensemble, earspace. He also performs frequently with Collaborations in Contemporary Art (Cica), and the USC Experimental Music Workshop. He has performed alongside experimental musicians including Greg Stuart, Michael Pisaro, Jürg Frey, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Philip is the founder and director of Wired Music, a coffee shop new music series dedicated to the presentation of exceptional music in a casual setting.
His field recording album around-past-away was released on May 9, 2016. The album is an exploration of motion through natural sonic environments.