My name is Joel Snyder. I am the Founder and Artistic Director of the Branch United Youth Choir in Coldwater, MI, although I originally hail from Detroit, MI. I graduated with my B.Mus. in Church Music from Bob Jones University. My M.M. in Voice Performance is from Eastern Michigan University. I have taught music to folks around Michigan, North Carolina, and Thailand. I have trained in Kodaly Method, and I am an advocate for stronger music education. I am excited to have recently finished my M.M. in Choral Conducting at Western Michigan University.
I have had the privilege to bring music education and performances to different parts of Michigan and around the world. My family has performed in diverse places, such as Ireland and Thailand. Additionally, my choirs have toured Canada and Italy, as well as places in the U.S.
I am an avid singer and performer. I love to sing in choral and solo settings (opera and oratorio), as well as jazz. I also love to teach voice lessons.
In this blog, I am excited to share with you what the Lord is teaching me, whether that be musical or otherwise.
Soli Deo Gloria